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The digital Loeb Classical Library is a project of Harvard University Press to make Classical Greek and Latin literature accessible. The virtual collection of classical writings includes epic and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, history, travel, philosophy, oratory, medicine, mathematics, and religion – a total of over 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts.

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If you don't quite meet the experience requirements but think you would still be a strong candidate for access, feel free to apply and you may be considered


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  • Share their account logins or passwords with others, or sell their access to other parties;
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  • Mass scrape or mass download Harvard University Press content;
  • Systematically make printed or electronic copies of extracts of restricted content available for any purpose;
  • Datamine metadata without permission, in order, for instance, to use metadata for auto-created stub articles.

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Introduction to the digital Loeb Classical Library
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Note that citation styles vary by article, and using every parameter in the example is not a requirement of access; editors can use the style most appropriate to the articles or projects they are working on.


{{cite web|author=Archimedes|accessdate=9 April 2015|title=Mathematical Works|url=|doi=10.4159/DLCL.archimedes-mathematical_works.1941}} {{Subscription needed|via=[[Loeb Classical Library|digital Loeb Classical Library]]}}
  • Archimedes. "Mathematical Works". doi:10.4159/DLCL.archimedes-mathematical_works.1941. Retrieved 9 April 2015.  – via digital Loeb Classical Library (subscription required)

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