OSEO Classics


Did you know that all the major Latin authors are available on Oxford Scholarly Editions Online?

Discover authoritative critical editions, including the Oxford Classical Texts series, commentaries, and translations, with full use of the Oxford Classical Dictionary. From Horace, Ovid, and Virgil, to Pliny The Younger, Marcus Aurelius, Sallust, and Tacitus — explore the classics, online.


Read sample extracts of Latin prose and poetry:

Horace: Odes and Epodes

Horace: Odes and Epodes

"You see Soracte standing white and deep with snow, the woods in trouble, hardly able to carry their burden..."

Virgil: Georgics

Virgil: Georgics

"What tickles the corn to laugh out loud, and by what star to steer the plough, and how to train the vine to elms..."

Tacitus: The Annals

Tacitus: The Annals

"Kings first governed the city of Rome; liberty and the consulship were established by Lucius Brutus..."


Classical conversations
Discover the latest insights and analysis from the OUPblog:

Shakesperean Classics - Finglass

Titus Andronicus, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and a new papyrus of Sophocles

"Ovid's Metamorphoses was known to Shakespeare both in the original and through Arthur Golding’s influential translation..."

Latin poetry quiz

Grammar for the ages: a royal intervention

"The history of English grammar is shrouded in mystery. It’s generally thought to begin in the late sixteenth century, with William Bullokar’s Pamphlet for Grammar..."

History of the poetry of history finglass

Taking liberties with the text: reflections of a translator

"In what way, and to what kind of observer, does the sea in Homer “resemble wine” to the eye (its standard epithet, just as Achilles is routinely “swift-footed”)?"


A cornerstone of humanities across the world, Oxford University Press's list of scholarly editions is unparalleled in breadth and quality. Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) provides full-text access to hundreds of editions, with Latin modules featuring Drama, Poetry, Prose, and Histories. They include the works of Seneca, Cicero, Livy, Lucretius, Julius Caesar, Juvenal, and many more.

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