The following entries encompass the major series of printed editions of Ancient Greek texts. Each link connects to the University of Illinois Library catalog, in reverse chronological order, revealing our holdings in each series.
The Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana, established in 1849, has evolved into the world's most venerable and extensive series of editions of Greek and Latin literature, ranging from classical to Neo-Latin texts. Some four to five new editions are published every year.
Published under the auspices of the Association Guillaume Budé (its aim being to defend and promote classical culture and intellectual life in general), the Collection des Universités de France, also known as the Budé Collection, encompasses in its purview all Greek and Latin texts down to the middle of the sixth century CE. Each edition includes a French translation, an introduction, notes, and a critical apparatus.
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics (but almost universally known as the "Green & Yellows") provides texts and commentaries on works of Greek and Latin literature aimed primarily at undergraduate and graduate students of either language. Almost one hundred volumes have been published to date. The commentaries discuss texts as works of literature while providing all the guidance needed by today's student.
The Loeb Classical Library is the only existing series of books that gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature in convenient and well-printed pocket volumes in which an up-to-date text and accurate English translation face each other page by page. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies.
The Oxford Classical Texts, or Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis, are renowned for their reliability, and for their presentation. The series consists of texts without commentary but with a brief apparatus criticus at the foot of each page. There are now over a hundred volumes, representing the greater part of classical Greek and Latin literature. The aim of the series remains that of including the works of all the principal classical authors. Although this has been largely accomplished, new volumes are still being published to fill the remaining gaps, and to revise old editions in the light of recent research.