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Our Mission

  1. To publish and curate critical editions of Latin texts, of all types, from all eras
  2. To facilitate the finding and, where openly available and accessible online, the reading of all texts written in Latin

We use the word “library” to describe our project because that word’s many meanings apply to what we're building:


The DLL is a joint project of the Society for Classical Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Renaissance Society of America. The Mellon Foundation funded the early stages of the project, and the University of Oklahoma hosts it.

About the DLL


With nearly $2 million in grant funding to date and numerous publications and digital products, the DLL regularly generates contributions to interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative activity in such fields as Digital Humanities, Information Visualization, and Textual Criticism.

See our research outputs

Video Library

Since seminars on textual criticism are not common, and since the success of the DLL depends on a new generation of editors producing born-digital critical editions, we invited some established experts and up-and-coming scholars to record their thoughts on editorial techniques. hese videos were produced in Norman, OK at [NextThought](, and they are freely available for use in classes or for private study.

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