Online Ancient Texts and Translations

This is an attempt to list transcriptions and online translations into English of any significant ancient authors in Greek and Latin. Many of these are to be found at one of the major online collections listed in the Archives tab below, including Bill Thayer’s LacusCurtius site and the Perseus Greek and Roman Materials collection at Tufts.

In a few cases source material is available on multiple sites; for example, the LATIN tag might link to the Latin source material at site A, but the ENGLISH tag might link to an English translation at site B with Latin alongside it there as well. If the author or work is not listed below it may still exist in one of the archive collections listed under the archive tab below.

Please contact me if you find that links are not working or are incorrectly reported here, or with any suggestions to improve this list. If one of the links below leads to only part of an expected work, let me know so I can flag it.

Key: * = partial (for one work) or incomplete (works of an author). † = abridgment. L = Latin; G = Greek; E = English; F = French.

Abbreviations are from the Oxford Classical Dictionary, rev. 3rd. ed. (2003), when listed there.

Aen. Tact. Aeneas Tacticus, Siege Defense  G   E 
Aesch. Aeschylus  G   E 
Perseus Results Page  G   E 
Aetna  L   E 
Amm. Marc. Ammianus Marcellinus (Ammian)  L   E 
Amp. Ampelius  L   F 
Mem. Liber Memorialis  L 
Anac. Anacreon  G   E   F 
Anaximander  G   E 
  Andocides  G   E   F 
Apic. Apicius  L   E 
Coqu.   De Re Coquinaria  L   E 
Ap. Rhod. Apollonius of Rhodes  G   E   F 
Ap. Ty. Apollonius of Tyana  E 
App. Verg. Appendix Vergiliana  L   E 
App. Appian
B. Civ. The Civil Wars  G   E   F 
The Foreign Wars  G   E 
Roman History  E 
Apul. Apuleius  L   E   F 
Arat. Aratus, Phaenomena  G   E 
Archim. Archimedes  G   E   F 
Aristeas, Letter to Philocrates  E 
Ar. Aristophanes  G   E   F 
Arist. Aristotle  G   E   F 
Perseus Results Page  G   E 
Pol. Politics  G   E   F 
Ph. Physics  F 
[See also Pseudo-Aristotle below]
Arr. Arrian  G   F 
Ascl. Tact. Asclepiodotus, Tactics  G   E 
Asc. Asconius  L 
Pis.   In Pisonem  L 
Scaur.   Pro Scauro  L 
Mil.   Pro Milone  L   E 
Corn.   Pro Cornelio  L 
Tog. Cand.   In Toga Candida  L 
Ath. Athenaeus
Deipnosophists  G   E   F 
De vir. ill.   De viris illustribus (auctor ignotus)  L 
August. Augustine  L   E 
Aug. Augustus  L 
RG   Res Gestae  L   G   E 
Aur. Vict. Aurelius Victor  L   E   F 
Auson. Ausonius  L   E   F 
  Forum Romanum Results Page  L 
  Mosella  L   E 
[Lactantius], de Ave Phoenice  L   E 
Avianus  L   E   F 
Avienus  L   F 
Balb. Balbus  L 
Bede  L   E 
Boethius  L   E 
Caes. Caesar  L   E   F 
BC Civil Wars  L   E   F 
  [See also Pseudo-Caesar and Hirtius below]
Call. Callimachus  G   E   F 
Calp. Flac. Calpurnius Flaccus  L 
Calp. Sic. Calpurnius Siculus  L   E 
Carm. arv. Carmen Arvale  L   E 
Carm. Sal. Carmen Saliare  L   E 
Cassiod. Cassiodorus  L   F 
  Letters  L   E 
Cass. Dio Cassius Dio  G   E   F 
Dist. Cat. Disticha Catonis  L   E 
Cato Cato the Elder
Agr. On Farming  L   E   F 
  Orations (fragments)  L 
Catul. Catullus  L   E   F 
Celsus, Med. Celsus, On Medicine  L   E   F 
Censorinus, DN Censorinus, de Die Natali  L   F 
Chron. Pasch. Chronicon Paschale  G   E 
Cic. Cicero  L   F 
  Perseus Results Page  L   E 
Sen. Cato Maior de Senectute  L   E   F 
Div. de Divinatione  L   E 
Amic. Laelius de Amicitia  L   E 
Fin. de Finibus  L   E 
Off. de Officiis  L   E 
Brut. Brutus  E 
Letters to and from Cassius  E 
  Scholia in Ciceronis Orationes Bobiensia  L 
Cicero   Q. Cicero
Comment. pet. Essay on Running for Consul  L   E 
Cinna Helvius Cinna  L 
Claudius Claudius Caesar, Speech on the Gauls  L   E* 
Claud. Claudian  L   E   F 
  Code of Hammurabi  E 
  Colluthus  G   E 
Columella Columella  L   E* 
Nep. Cornelius Nepos  L   E   F 
Att.   Life of Atticus  L   E 
Curt. Curtius Rufus  L   E   F 
Dares the Phrygian  L   E   F 
D. Demosthenes  G   E   F 
Dio Chrys. Dio Chrysostom  G*   E   F 
Or. Orationes  G 
Diod. Sic. Diodorus Siculus
Library of World History  G   E*   F 
Diog. Laert. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers  G   E   F 
Book 7 (life of Zenon)  E 
Book 10 (life of Epicurus)  E 
Dion. Hal. Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Ant. Rom. The Roman Antiquities  G   E   F 
Don. Aelius Donatus  L   E 
Einsiedeln Eclogues  L   E 
Enn. Ennius  L   E   F 
Epict. Epictetus  G   E   F 
Epicurus Epicurus  G   E 
Gilg. Epic of Gilgamesh  E 
Eur. Euripides  G   E   F 
Perseus Results Page  G   E 
Euseb. Eusebius  F 
Chron. Chronicle  E 
Hist. eccl. Church History  G   E† 
Eutr. Eutropius, Abridgement of Roman History  L   E   F 
Excerpta Valesiana  L   E 
Festus Festus  L   F 
Flor. Florus  L 
  Epitome of Roman History  L   E   F 
  Poems  L   E 
Frontin. Frontinus  L 
de Aq.   De Aqueductibus Urbis Romae  L   E 
Strat.   Strategemata  L   E   F 
Fronto Fronto  L   E   F 
Fulg. Fulgentius  L 
Gai. Inst.   Gaius the Jurist  L 
Gal. Galen  G   E   F 
Gell. NA Gellius, Noctes Atticae  L   E*   F 
German. Germanicus Caesar  L 
Gran. Lic. Granius Licinianus  E 
Grat. Grattius, Cynegeticon  L   E 
Gregory of Tours Gregory of Tours  L   F 
Heliod. Heliodorus  G   E   F 
  Heraclitus  G   E 
  Herodes Atticus
  Herodian  E 
Hdt. Herodotus  G   E   F 
Hes. Hesiod  G   E   F 
Perseus Results Page  G   E 
Hippoc. Hippocrates  G   E   F 
  Hirtius, Alexandrian War  L   E 
Hist. Ap. Historia Apollonii  L 
Hist. Aug. Historia Augusta  L   E   F 
Hom. Homer  G   E   F 
Perseus Results Page  G   E 
Hor. Horace  L   E   F 
Hyg. Fab. Hyginus  L   E 
Hyg. Grom. Hyginus Gromaticus  L 
Ilias Latina  L 
Isid. Isidore of Seville, The Etymologies  L   E 
Isoc. Isocrates  G   E   F 
  Ius Romanum  L 
Jer. Chron. Jerome (Hieronymus), Chronological Tables  L   E   F 
Jord. Jordanes  L   E   F 
Joseph Josephus  E   F 
AJ Jewish Antiquities  G   E   F 
    – Book 12  E 
    – Book 13  E 
    – Book 14  E 
    – Book 20  E 
The Jewish War  G   E   F 
Contra Apion  G   E 
Julian. Julianus Imperator [Apostates]  E   F 
Caesars The Caesars  G   E   F 
Mis. Misopogon  G   E   F 
Perseus Results Page  G   E 
Julius Caesar [see Caesar above]
Julius Exsuperantius  E 
Julius Obsequens  L   E   F 
Julius Paris  L 
Just. Epit. Justinus, Epitome of Pompeius Trogus  L   E   F 
Juv. Juvenal  L   E   F 
Laus Pisonis  L   E 
Liv. Andron. Livius Andronicus  L   F 
Livy Livy  L   F 
Books 1-5  L   E 
Books 6-10  L   E 
Books 21-25  L   E 
Books 26-32  L   E 
Books 33-39  L   E 
Books 40-45  L   E 
Book 9; Books 27-36  E 
Per. The Periochae  L   E 
Per. Ox.   Periocharum Fragmenta Oxyrhynchi Reperta  L 
Luc. Lucan  L   E   F 
Lucian Lucian of Samosata  G   E   F 
Macr. Long Lives (Macrobii)  E 
Lucr. Lucretius  L   E   F 
Lydus John Lydus/the Lydian  G 
Mag. De Magistratibus, Book 3  G 
Lysias  G   E   F 
Maccabees
3rd Book of Maccabees  E 
4th Book of Maccabees  E 
Macrob. Sat. Macrobius, The Saturnalia  L   F 
Manetho  E 
Man. Astr. Manilius  L   F 
Marcellin. Marcellinus Comes  L   F 
M. Aur. Marcus Aurelius  G   E   F 
Mart. Martial  L   E   F 
Maximianus  L 
Megillat Taanit, Scroll of Fasts  E 
Memnon, History of Heracleia  E 
Men. Menander  G   E   F 
Min. Fel. Minucius Felix  L   E   F 
Naev. Naevius  L   F 
Nemes. Nemesianus  L   E 
New Testament  G   E 
Nic. Dam. Nicolaus of Damascus, Life of Augustus  E   F* 
Not. Dig. Notitia Dignitatum  L   E 
Onos. Onasander  G   E   F 
  Oppian  G   E 
Oros. Orosius, History Against the Pagans  L   E 
Orph. Orpheus  E   F 
Ov. Ovid  L   E   F 
  Halieuticon  L 
Epistles  E 
Palladius Rutilius  L   E   F 
Paulinus Pellaeus, Eucharisticon  L   E 
Paulus Diaconus  L   E 
  Pausanias  G   E   F 
Pers. Persius  L   E 
Pervigilium Veneris  L   E 
Petron. Petronius  L   E   F 
Phaedrus  L   E   F 
Philostratus, Life of Apollonius  G   E 
Pind. Pindar  G   E   F 
Pl. Plato  G   E   F 
Perseus Results Page  G   E 
Plaut. Plautus  L   E   F 
Plin. Pliny the Younger  L   E   F 
Plin. HN Pliny the Elder, Natural History  L   E   F 
Plotinus Plotinus  G   E   F 
Plut. Plutarch  E*   F 
Perseus Results Page  G   E 
Vit. Parallel Lives  E 
Mor. Morals  E* 
Quaest. The Roman and Greek Questions  E 
[See also Pseudo-Plutarch below]
Polyaenus Strat. Polyaenus, Strategemata  E   F 
Polyb. Polybius  E   F 
Perseus Results Page  G   E 
    Pompoeius Trogus [see Justinus above]
Pompon. Pomponius Mela  L 
Porph Porfirius  L 
Porphyry of Tyre  E 
Precatio Terrae  L   E 
Priap. Priapea  L   E 
Procl. Proclus  E 
Procop. Procopius
Hist. Arc. Secret History  G   E   F 
Secret History (Atwater)  E 
Bell. History of the Wars  G   E*   F 
Aed. Buildings  G   E   F 
Prop. Propertius  L   E   F 
Ps.-Arist. Pseudo-Aristotle
Col. De coloribus  G   E 
Mech. Mechanica  E 
Mir. ausc. De mirabilibus auscultationibus  G   E 
Caecil. Balb. Pseudo-Caecilius Balbus  L 
Ps.-Caes. Pseudo-Caesar
Bell. Hisp. The Spanish War  L   E 
Ps.-Plut. Pseudo-Plutarch
X orat. Lives of the Ten Orators  E 
Regum. Sayings of kings and commanders  G   E 
Ps.-Xen. Ath. pol. Pseudo-Xenophon (Old Oligarch)  G   E 
Ptol. Claudius Ptolemy
Geog. Geographike Hyphegesis  G 
Tetr. Tetrabiblos  E 
Pub. Publilius Syrus  L   F 
Pythagoras  E 
Quint. Quintilian  L   E   F 
Reposianus  L 
Rhet. Her. Rhetorica ad Herennium  E 
Rut. Lup. Rutilius Lupus  L 
Rut. Namat. Rutilius Namatianus  L   E   F 
Aulus Sabinus  L 
Sall. Sallust
  All Works  L   E   F 
  All Works  L 
  Histories  L   E   F 
Sappho  G   E   F 
Sen. Seneca the Younger  L   E   F 
Perseus Results Page  L   E 
Sen. Seneca the Elder  L 
Septuagint  G 
Ser. Samm. Serenus Sammonicus, Liber Medicinalis  L   F 
Sid. Apoll. Sidonius Apollinaris  L   F 
    Sibylline Oracles  E 
Sil. Silius Italicus  L   F 
Solin. Solinus  L   F 
Solon Solon  E*   F 
Soph. Sophocles  E   F 
Perseus Results Page  G   E 
  Sozomen  G   E 
Stat. Statius
Silv.   Silvae  L   E 
Theb.   Thebaid  L   E   F 
Ach.   Achilleid  L   E   F 
Str. Strabo  G   E   F 
Suet. Suetonius  L   E   F 
Sulpicia  L   E   F 
Tac. Tacitus  E   F 
Hist. The Histories  L   E   F 
Ann. The Annals  L   E   F 
Agr.   Agricola  L   E   F 
Ger.   Germania  L   E   F 
Or.   Dialog on Oratory  L   E   F 
Ter. Terence  L   E   F 
Testamentum Porcelli  L   E 
Theophr. Theophrastus  G   E 
Thuc. Thucydides  G   E   F 
Tib. Tibullus  L 
  Tryphiodorus  G   E 
V. Fl. Valerius Flaccus  L   F 
Val. Max. Valerius Maximus  L   E   F 
Scan of a 1678 English translation  E 
Varro Varro  L   F 
Rust. Country Matters (Belvoir)  E 
Country Matters  L   E 
Veg. Vegetius  L   E*   F 
Vell. Pat. Velleius Paterculus  L   E   F 
Verg. Vergil  L   E   F 
Vitr. De arch. Vitruvius, On Architecture  L   E   F 
Xen. Xenophon  G   E   F 
[See also Pseudo-Xenophon above]
Zon. Zonaras  L   F 

Collection Archives

  • LacusCurtius —  Bill Thayer's Gateway to ancient Rome. A large and carefully curated site dedicated to Roman antiquity, with many texts in Latin and Greek and in English translation, plus a photosampler of Roman and Etruscan cities and monuments, Latin inscriptions, maps, and more.
  • Perseus Greek and Roman Materials — The vast Tufts University collection of digital Greco-Roman documents in Greek, Latin, and English, with morphological and vocabulary assistance.
  • Loeb Classical Library — The entire Loeb library is digitized and online for those with access via their institution’s subscription, with the same facing page original on the left/English on the right system as in print.
  • The Latin Library — Extensive collection of source materials in Latin, curated by William L. Carey at George Mason. Index here. Latin and classics-related links here.
  • L'antiquité grecque et latine — Comprehensive assemblage by the late Philippe Remacle of classical and medieval texts in French translation, often side-by-side with the original Latin or Greek.
  • Internet Sacred Texts Archive — John Bruno Hare's site includes a section for texts from ancient Greece and Rome, largely with some connection to pagan beliefs; mostly in English or with English in parallel to the original.
  • Ancient History Sourcebook — A compendium of excerpts from ancient sources on specific topics, collected and edited by Paul Halsall at Fordham.
  • Bibliotheca Augustana - Graeca - Latina — Ulrich Harsch's collection of arts and literature from various cultures, including texts in Latin, Greek, and several other languages and a virtual museum of ancient and medieval art and artifacts.
  • Elfinspell History collection — An open source publisher of arts, literature and invention, organized according to the nine Muses. Clio history site includes a variety of secondary sources on various periods and some primary source material.
  • PHI Latin Texts — A collection of classical texts compiled by the Packard Humanities Institute. Index here.
  • Theoi Classical E-Texts Library — A collection of works from ancient Greek and Roman literature in translation emphasizing classical mythology and so primarily ancient poetry, drama and prose renditions of myth.
  • Forum Romanum — Latin literature and modern texts on Roman life and history, plus links to sources and resources on other sites, maintained by David Camden. Index of authors here.
  • Livius — Articles, commentary, and source documents. Livius is a website on ancient history written and maintained since 1996 by the Dutch historian Jona Lendering. Includes articles on a broad array of ancient and related topics, including a subsite of materials relating to Alexander the Great.
  • Intratext – Latina — Republisher of texts of varying usefulness and provenance.

Linkstorms

  • Attalus — Contains detailed lists of events and sources for the history of the Hellenistic world and the Roman republic. It includes links to online translations of many of the sources, plus some original translations.
  • Library of Ancient Texts Online (LATO) — Aims to be the internet's most thorough catalogue of online copies of ancient Greek texts, both in Greek and in translation.
  • The Latin Bookcase — Links to classical, medieval, and liturgical texts in Latin, some with translations.
  • The Rome Project — Compilation of links to resources on Rome relating to archaeology, drama, literature, military, philosophy, religion, trade, and so on.
  • Classical History Resources — Links to resources for classical and medieval history at Library of Congress.

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