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The digital Loeb Classical Library is a project of Harvard University Press to make Classical Greek and Latin literature accessible. The virtual collection of classical writings includes epic and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, history, travel, philosophy, oratory, medicine, mathematics, and religion – a total of over 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts.

There are 25 one-year accounts available to Wikipedians.

Requirements

  • You have your preferences enabled to receive email messages on English Wikipedia or on your home wiki linked from your application; (see Special:Preferences)
  • You have an account that is a minimum of 6 months old
  • You have a minimum of 500 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You do not already have access to this resource through another library or institution
  • You have made at least 10 edits to Wikimedia projects in the last month
  • You are not currently blocked from editing Wikipedia

If you don't quite meet the experience requirements but think you would still be a strong candidate for access, feel free to apply and you may be considered

Expectations

Approved editors may

  • Search, view, retrieve, and quote from portions of restricted content in accordance with Wikipedia policies;
  • Print out single copies of portions of restricted content, for use by editor only as relates to the writing and editing of Wikipedia articles – such copies are not to be shared;
  • Comply with any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the Harvard University Press website they are accessing.

Approved editors will not

  • Share their account logins or passwords with others, or sell their access to other parties;
  • Electronically save portions of the restricted content;
  • Mass scrape or mass download Harvard University Press content;
  • Systematically make printed or electronic copies of extracts of restricted content available for any purpose;
  • Datamine metadata without permission, in order, for instance, to use metadata for auto-created stub articles.

Private and confidential information

  • By applying to the Program, you understand and agree that your name and email address may be shared with representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, The Wikipedia Library, and digital Loeb Classical Library. Wikipedia Library organizers contracted under the Wikimedia Foundation will abide by the Wikimedia Foundation privacy policy and associated confidentiality agreements. Volunteer representatives of the Wikipedia Library are neither employees nor contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation (or digital Loeb Classical Library), but they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.

Citation

External video
Introduction to the digital Loeb Classical Library
  • Editors should always provide original citation information in addition to linking to digital Loeb Classical Library resources, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT.
  • Editors should not provide bare links to restricted digital Loeb Classical Library pages
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  • Respect the copyright of digital Loeb Classical Library, in accordance with Wikipedia's copyright policy and their terms of use
  • Cite resources in line with the citation examples provided below or with the examples provided by digital Loeb Classical Library
Note that citation styles vary by article; editors can use the style most appropriate to the articles they are working with so long as the citations are complete.

Example

{{cite web|author=Archimedes|accessdate=9 April 2015|title=Mathematical Works|url=http://www.loebclassics.com/view/archimedes-mathematical_works/1941/pb_LCL362.19.xml?rskey=fIErow&result=1|doi=10.4159/DLCL.archimedes-mathematical_works.1941}} {{Subscription needed|via=[[Loeb Classical Library|digital Loeb Classical Library]]}}

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Add yourself at the bottom of the list with a line starting with #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (eg. {{user8|Example|Project=en}}) followed by an explanation of why you would like access to this resource. It is a good idea to include in your application text your editing areas benefited by access and examples of your commitment to content creation.

  1. WolfgangRieger (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Work on articles relating to classical antiquity and mythology. --WolfgangRieger (talk) 07:03, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Pending I think you work on very relevant articles, but you don't have English Wikipedia email enabled, which is a requirement for this resource. Let us know if you change this setting so we can reconsider your application.Penny Richards (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
    ApprovedI'm seeing your email enabled now, so expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 23:18, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
  2. Ealdgyth (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Mainly work on medieval topics, but occasionally I stray into classical history. Over 50 FAs, over 100 GAs. Ealdgyth - Talk 12:06, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon. Penny Richards (talk) 18:23, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  3. kdammers (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I edit in ancient ethnography, with related work in ancient history. Kdammers (talk) 13:35, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon. Penny Richards (talk) 18:23, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  4. Jpbrenna (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Edit articles in history of Argos and the Argolid.Jpbrenna (talk) 19:56, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon. Penny Richards (talk) 18:23, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  5. Hyphantes (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I edit articles on ancient history, especially Hellenism. --Hyphantes (talk) 00:15, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon. Penny Richards (talk) 18:23, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  6. Lfstevens (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) - I work as a copyeditor with an emphasis on technology and believe that access to these journals will enhance my work and contribute to the encyclopedia. I have 10k+ edits on WP. Cheers! Lfstevens (talk) 16:25, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
    Pending Can you specify some classical topics you've edited that would be supported by this resource? I see that you're very active, but I'm mostly seeing contributions on technology, as you mention.Penny Richards (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  7. WeijiBaikeBianji (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I read Greek and Latin and often have occasion to check articles with quotations from classical authors or tracing word etymologies back to Greek or Latin sayings. I work primarily on high-page-view articles and have won or shared the Million Award for helping to bring IQ classification and English language up to good article status. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 18:45, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
    Pending Can you specify some classical topics you've edited or would like to edit?Penny Richards (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  8. Hadrianus (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I work often on articles relating to ancient history and classical philology, mainly Roman history and Latin, on French WP. Hadrianus (talk) 01:29, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
    Pending I see that you have relevant edits on fr wiki, but you don't have English Wikipedia email enabled, which is a requirement for this resource. Let us know if you change this setting so we can reconsider your application.Penny Richards (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
    ApprovedI see your email enabled now, so expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 23:21, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
  9. Jfruh (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have edited and created a number of articles on the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity. --Jfruh (talk) 02:22, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
    Pending Can you be more specific about the articles you've edited that would be supported by access to the Loeb? Just a few links would be very helpful.Penny Richards (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  10. Zwerg Nase (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am a student of history and therefore planning on making contributions to several pages concerning Roman History, including senatus consultum ultimum (current project in my sandbox) and Crisis of the Roman Republic, both of which I plan to bring to GA status. I am only slightly missing out on the 1,000 edits, but I should be there in a couple of days. Thank you for your consideration! Zwerg Nase (talk) 15:25, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon. Penny Richards (talk) 18:23, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  11. JackTheVicar (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)) I would be interested in mining this rich resource for information to add to literary, arts, theology, and history articles. My only shortcoming is that my account is not one-year old.--JackTheVicar (talk) 16:21, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
    Pending As you say, your account doesn't meet the usual minimum age for this resource. Can you point to some specific edits you've done on classical topics? Penny Richards (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  12. درفش کاویانی (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)- I work on ancient history articles and Late Antiquity, Loeb is very useful for me. I wrote 8 featured articles in Persian Wikipedia. Darafsh Kaviyani (Talk) 12:41, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
    Pending You don't have English Wikipedia email enabled for your account, which is necessary for accessing this resource through the Wikipedia Library. Also, you mention that you already use Loeb--do you have access to this resource? I would need clarification on this point to reconsider your application.Penny Richards (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Penny Richards: My email in En.wiki was enabled! I check it again and check on "Enable email from other users". also, I don't have access to Loeb; I just know this series of books, I am student of Ancient History. Darafsh Kaviyani (Talk) 13:46, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Found it with some help. Expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 21:51, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
  13. Stealthepiscopalian (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I hold degrees in Classics and Religious Studies, and frequently edit articles under these general subject headings. I read both Greek and Latin. My edits are approximately 500; I am judicious. --Stealthepiscopalian (talk)
    Pending You don't have English Wikipedia email enabled for your account, which is necessary for accessing this resource through Wikipedia Library. Let us know if you change this setting so we can reconsider your application. Also please point to some specific edits you've done on classical topics.Penny Richards (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
    Pending Thank you for enabling English Wikipedia email, and pointing me to specific edits in your email to me. Appreciating your judiciousness, but I'm seeing less than 500 edits credited to you, in the various ways those are counted; I'm going to keep this application on waitlist for now, and check back on your edit count as it (no doubt) continues to rise towards the minimum for accessing this resource.Penny Richards (talk) 23:05, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  14. MSJapan (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Useful for original source material for foundational ideas and claims in fraternal organization articles. Ten year contributor to Wikipedia.MSJapan (talk) 20:20, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
    Pending I see that you're a longtime contributor; which specific classical topics that you've edited would best illustrate your interest in this resource?Penny Richards (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  15. Odysseus1479 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I would find this helpful in checking and sourcing material on my watchlist, which includes numerous articles in the field. I often refer to Perseus and other archives for primary sources, but there’s little in the way of secondary sources for analysis and criticism on such sites.—Odysseus1479 21:28, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon. Penny Richards (talk) 18:23, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  16. Homoatrox (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I edit articles on Ancient Roman history and have 11 FA's on ru-wiki. I also improved Sallust here. Access to Loeb classical library would be very valuable. — Homoatrox (talk). 21:53, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
    Pending It looks like you don't have English Wikipedia email enabled, which is necessary for accessing this resource with Wikipedia Library. Let us know if you change this setting so we can reconsider your application.Penny Richards (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
    ApprovedExpect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 23:27, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
  17. Paul August (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) My primary focus is Greek mythology and classical antiquity Loeb classical library would be useful. Paul August 21:38, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 23:08, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  18. mccalpin (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Penny, this is less an application than a thank you for such a program. I am a former resident of Rome and have contributed on the Latin alphabet, Latin pronunciation (primarily on Church Latin), and on Vatican City. However, I lack even the 500 edits, much less 1,000, although I've been around almost 9 years. When I saw the limit of 25 one year memberships, I determined not to formally "apply", lest better qualified editors be turned away...but if after a certain time, you find the possibility of loosening the initial restrictions, I'd be delighted to be considered.William J. 'Bill' McCalpin (talk) 03:19, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  19. Continua Evoluzione (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Interested especially in Greek mythology and generally in ancient Greece; I've edited some pages about figures of the Greek myths (in particular those about Telephus and Palamedes on the Italian Wikipedia, which I've been contributing to expand) and access to the Loeb library would be precious especially for the collections of fragments of the Old Greek theatre and to help me to find references in other Greek/Latin works. Continua Evoluzione (talk) 11:53, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 14:21, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  20. MSJapan (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Primarily a Freemasonry-focused editor, where much of the symbolism (and sometimes the history) is traced to Classical sources, so it would allow me to source where things were drawn from historically. I have varied interests, however, and could use the material to work on some of the authors in the LCLs, like Josephus and Philo. MSJapan (talk) 04:22, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 05:21, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  21. DaltonCastle (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am a veteran editor with a wide range of topics I write about. Chief among them are politics, political corruption, human rights, law, history, corporate finance, economics, & tech firms. I would love to have access to Loeb to provide additional resources for page creations! Let me know what more you need to know! Thank you for this opportunity! DaltonCastle (talk) 18:16, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 19:22, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  22. Alexander Tendler (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am most interested in classical studies and I can make substantial contributions. --Alexander Tendler (talk) 13:12, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 16:59, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
  23. Aphaia (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I ask for access for Wikiquote, specially the English and Japanese one. I've worked on quotes from the classics, both to review old contributions by someone else and add new one by myself. For example, to write up ja:q:オウィディウス (Ovid), I consulted Loeb online using their preview mode, not just satisfied just from copying and pasting from the English Wikiquote compatible, and in the result to correct one citation on q:Ovid too. As my Loeb Classics free preview is now over so that access granted will be very helpful. My own field is philosophy though, I'm working on other subjects too including literary and science for the sake of balanced development of our project: my recent contributions to the Japanese Wikiquote include Eucleides, Ovid, some addition to Julius Caesar and Hippocrates (see q:ja:Special:contributions/Aphaia, there I have 1000+ edits). --Aphaia (talk) 07:47, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 18:38, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
  24. Pleonic (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)Hello! I've been editing on Wikipedia for something like 10 years now. My interests are somewhat eclectic but I believe access to the Loeb Library would help immensely with a few of my major interests: Christian history, biblical scholarship, stoicism, Aristotelian philosophy, and 200 BCE - 200 CE Roman culture. Ehrman's newer translation of the Apostolic Fathers and the later Josephus volumes would be especially valuable. I'm a member of WikiProject Christianity and most of my articles and many of my edits have been in that area. Pleonic (talk) 21:50, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 03:24, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
  25. Akhilleus (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am a long-term Wikipedia editor with expertise in classical Greek and Latin; these are the main areas I edit in. It would be helpful to have access to the primary sources. --Akhilleus (talk) 04:48, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 20:44, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
  26. Davidbena (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have been active on Wikipedia for 2 1/2 years, and have written nearly 20 articles, as well as contributed to many others (with more than 10,000 edits), mostly in the fields of historical-research, as also biographies on important personages, and on Jewish customs. I have the utmost respect for academic journals and the articles they contain, and always strive to cite reliable sources whenever writing about a given topic. Having access to this venue will greatly improve my ability to cite reliable sources and to help make Wikipedia a more credible knowledge base.Davidbena (talk) 14:08, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
    Approved Expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 17:43, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
  27. A Train (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Hi there, I've been a Wikipedia editor for 11 years and I studied classical history at university. I'd like access to the Loeb library to use classical sources to improve some specific articles, beginning with the currently flagged Masinissa, which I'd use the Loeb edition of Livy's History of Rome to do. Thanks very kindly. A Traintalk 22:22, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
    Approved, you sound like a very good fit indeed. Watch for a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 14:42, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
  28. InformationvsInjustice (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)I'm a member of the Classical Greek and Roman Wikiproject. I am working on a new article for Romulus and Remus which currently needs much help. Here is my current draft. There are SO many articles of interest to this project that lack attribution to some, often great degree. I have some text sources I can use, but mostly I rely on the internet. The Loeb translations are generally superior and the shear number of primary sources is enormous.Informata ob Iniquitatum (talk) 00:43, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
    Approved, expect a Wikipedia user email soon.Penny Richards (talk) 15:05, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Renewals

If your account has expired and you wish to keep accessing Loeb resources add yourself at the bottom of the list with a line starting with #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (eg. {{user8|Example|Project=en}})

  1. User:kdammers
  2. Ealdgyth (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)
@Kdammers and @Ealdgyth, I have just emailed you new tokens. Let me know if you don't receive them.Penny Richards (talk) 20:08, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
  1. Odysseus1479 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) My access doesn’t seem to have expired, but I did receive an e-mail alert (from here, not Loeb); I’m posting now in anticipation of being cut off soon. Will happily defer to anyone with greater need, however.—Odysseus1479 02:10, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
@Odysseus1479, I have just emailed you a new token. Let me know if you don't receive it.Penny Richards (talk) 02:13, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  1. Continua Evoluzione (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I think my account has expired, as I get warned I have no full access even after logging in. Renewal would be highly appreciated. Thank you, ContinuaEvoluzione 07:30, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
@Continua Evoluzione, I'll send you a new token today.Penny Richards (talk) 14:18, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
  1. Paul August (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I can still logon, but I can't seem to access any content. Paul August 16:08, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
@Paul August, I just sent you a new token by Wikipedia email.Penny Richards (talk) 03:46, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
  1. Zwerg Nase (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I would love to renew my account :) Zwerg Nase (talk) 12:13, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
@Penny Richards and Paul August: My account was renewed in November but now appears to have ended again (strangely). I would love to be renewed again if possible. Thank you! Zwerg Nase (talk) 19:12, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  1. Paul August (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I would very much like to renew my account. Thanks in advance.@Penny Richards: Paul August 11:35, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
@Paul August: We're transitioning the subscription signups to a new platform this week; I'll see what I can do, as it's only a renewal, but we'll do this asap after the transition if it doesn't work. Expect a Wikipedia email from me soon. Penny Richards (talk) 13:36, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
@Penny Richards: Got your email—thanks for the quick response—but the token didn't seem to work (I also replied to your email) ;-) Paul August 14:08, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
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