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Loeb classical library

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Mar 18, 2012, 2:06 pm


Does anyone know where I can find a full set of the Loeb classical library?


Mar 18, 2012, 2:25 pm

You should probably contact them directly for such a massive order. You might get a nice discount.

Mar 18, 2012, 7:05 pm

It would be a lovely way to start a library, unless you already own books you haven't yet cataloged...

Editado: Mar 18, 2012, 7:11 pm

As far as I can tell, many volumes are out of print and it may be the the Loeb Classical Library is winding down. (I just tried to purchase a set of Josephus, for instance, and found that about a third of the volumes were unavailable on the new book market and a couple were outrageously expense on the used book market.

Correction: I just went to their website and they show all volumes available. I was trying to order through Amazon. Perhaps it is a matter of short discounts that discourages retail vendors from stocking some titles?

Mar 18, 2012, 10:08 pm

According to the 2011 catalog, they sell the complete set at $18 each, or $9,324.00.

If that's too much there may be an estate sale somewhere. I have no idea how to go about looking for those.

Mar 19, 2012, 12:41 pm

If you buy a whole set would you please photograph the entire unboxing, sorting and shelving for us to lust over.

Mar 19, 2012, 4:22 pm

If you want new copies of them all, then you might want to talk with your friendly local bookseller and come to an arrangement with him - you ought to be able to get a sizeable discount for such an order. There are odd volumes that have been discontinued over the years (volume one of a projected series of Aelius Aristides by Behr, for example) that might be hard to track down, but generally the volumes dropped have been replaced in a different form. There're also plans to have the whole series available as a digital library, so you might want to ask yourself if that isn't more practical to access it digitally (if more expensive in the long term!).

Mar 19, 2012, 5:44 pm

I would totally watch that on YouTube. But not with anyone else around.

Jan 23, 2015, 7:01 am

Did you go ahead an order a complete set?

Jan 29, 2015, 6:57 am

I would assume not, looking at his or her catalog (empty).

Jan 30, 2015, 9:40 am

Please go to this site for the digital Loeb Library: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/loeb/digital.html