Latin texts on Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

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  Caesar’s account of indigenous Britons

'They consider it wrong to
eat hare, chicken, or goose'

Caesar’s account of indigenous
Britons from The Gallic War

  Colosseum

Celebrating the opening of
the Colosseum

'...where the starry colossus sees
the constellations close at hand'

  Image-of-heart

A classic Roman love poem
by Catullus

'Give me a thousand kisses,
then a hundred...'