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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.

There are 25 one-year accounts available to Wikipedians.


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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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  • Search, view, retrieve, and quote from portions of restricted content in accordance with Wikipedia policies;
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  • Comply with any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the Harvard University Press website they are accessing.

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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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Note that citation styles vary by article; editors can use the style most appropriate to the articles they are working with so long as the citations are complete.


{{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]]}}

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