Tag Archives: Latin

Trial – In Principio

logoWe have trial access to In Principio database on the Brepolis platform until the 14th December. You will need to click “Enter database” to accept the terms and conditions of use before access is given to the database.  Access is available on and off campus.

Over one million incipits covering Latin literature from the Pre-classical Ages to the Renaissance.  In Principio is distinguished by its wide-ranging, “generalist” character. Chronologically, it covers all Latin texts that have been transmitted in manuscript since the origins of Latin literature up to about 1600 when the manuscript is replaced by the printed text. In Principio thus covers ancient, patristic, medieval, and humanist Latin literature. In addition, all literary genres are included: the liberal arts and theology, history and poetry, medicine and liturgy, civil law and canon law, the exact and occult sciences, summas and sermons, glossaries and correspondence, cooking recipes and cursing formulas, large treatises and small, isolated sentences.

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A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.

Loeb Classical Library Online – new e-book collection

loeb logoFollowing a very successful trial we have now subscribed to the Loeb Classical Library.

The Digital Loeb Classical Library contains more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek and English texts aiming to be a virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin Literature, epic and lyric poetry, history, travel, philosophy and oratory, medical writers and mathematicians, and the Church Fathers who make particular use of pagan culture. Readers can browse, search, bookmark, annotate and use a Greek keyboard.

Access is available from our E-books A-Z lists as well as from several of our subject A-Z lists.  Individual records for each of the e-books will be made available in the new year once the publisher makes available catalogue records.