Oxford’s Latin and Greek editions now online

Increasing numbers of Oxford University Press’s Greek and Latin editions and translations are now available as part of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO). Discover authoritative commentaries and critical editions, including the Oxford Classical Texts series, and read texts and translations of all the major works side by side.

OSEO's Latin modules

  • Containing Oxford Classical Texts online for the first time, including Heyworth’s Propertius, Tarrant’s Metamorphoses, and Zimmerman’s Apuleius; plus detailed commentaries such as Cornell’s Fragments of the Roman Historians and Fowler on Lucretius; along with translations from the Oxford World’s Classics series.
  • Covers all the major Latin authors — from Catullus, Ovid, and Virgil, to Pliny The Younger, Sallust, and Tacitus.
  • Provides access to the Oxford Latin Dictionary, never before online.

OSEO's Greek modules

  • Comprises the Greek Tragedy module, including the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.
  • Includes Oxford Classical Texts by Page, Diggle, and Lloyd-Jones & Wilson, detailed commentaries including Fraenkel, Denniston & Page, and Raeburn & Thomas on Agamemnon; Dale’s Alcestis, Dodds’s Bacchae, and Barrett’s Hippolytus; along with translations from the Oxford World’s Classics series.
  • The Greek Comedy module includes the Oxford Classical Texts of Menander and Aristophanes, alongside in-depth commentaries such as Dover’s Frogs, and more.

Explore for yourself

The Fragments of the Roman Historians, Vol. 2

J. Diggle (ed.), Oxford Classical Texts: Euripides: Fabulae (Vol. 2)

The madness of Herakles...

Explore the Oxford Classical Text of Euripides' Herakles, in Greek and complete with scholarly apparatus

Oxford Classical Texts: C. Plini Caecili Secundi: Epistularum Libri Decem

R. A. B. Mynors (ed.), Oxford Classical Texts: C. Plini
Caecili Secundi

"Iam nauibus cinis incidebat”

Read Pliny’s famous account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, with the English translation alongside.

 C. J. Fordyce (ed.), Catullus: A Commentary

C. J. Fordyce (ed.), Catullus:
A Commentary

"Vivamvs, mea Lesbia, atque amemus"

"Let us live and let us love", Catullus urges Lesbia.
Read Fordyce's Commentary
on the poems.

The Oxford Latin Dictionary

Never before online, the full text of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (OLD) is completely integrated with the Latin texts on OSEO. 

  • Highlight any word in a Latin text to open up the OLD widget – it will take you straight to the dictionary entry.
  • It’s fully inflection-aware, so whatever form of a word you click on, you’ll find the possible stems and roots.
  • When the OLD quotes a text to illustrate the meaning of a word, there’s a link from the text – saving time and flagging unusual senses.


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