Our two-fold mission

  1. Publishing and curating critical editions of Latin texts, of all types, from all eras, and facilitating an ongoing scholarly conversation about these texts through open collaboration and annotation.
  2. Facilitating the finding and, where openly available and accessible online, the reading of all texts written in Latin.

Latin texts of all types, of all eras.


The Digital Latin Library

TabletThe Digital Latin Library (DLL) is a joint project of the Society for Classical Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Renaissance Society of America. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Scholarly Communications Program funds the project, and the University of Oklahoma hosts it.

We use the word "library" to describe our project because that word's many meanings apply to what we're building: a library of texts and resources, a place where individuals and groups can study and collaborate on projects, a series of volumes published according to a uniform standard, and resources for digital applications.




Spotlight on Resources

This space is for highlighting Internet resources for Latinists. The spotlight is currently on DigilbLT: The Digital Library of Late Antique Texts. In operation since 2010, published high-quality digital texts according to the TEI XML standard. The project has recently added several new texts, including texts on law and grammar. Read more ….

Facilitating the finding and reading of all Latin texts.


Project Updates

May 10, 2019
Posted in Blog

We've been quiet for the past few months because we've been busy on a number of projects. It's time to share some news about the latest developments on the DLL's publishing project, The Library of Digital Latin Texts.

October 21, 2017
Posted in Blog

In a previous post, I wrote about using BeautifulSoup library with Python to collect data for the DLL's catalog.


We're doing a "soft launch" of our catalog site over the next several weeks. We've loaded a bunch of author and work authority records, and we'll be adding lots of records of individual items from HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, and other sites in the coming days and weeks.

August 20, 2018
Posted in Blog
Posted by
S.J. Huskey

By Andrew Dunning

April 11, 2018
Posted in Blog
Posted by
Andrew Dunning

The Digital Latin Library project announces a workshop on the preparation of critical editions of Latin texts according to the soon-to-be-released encoding guidelines for the Library of Digital Latin Texts (LDLT), a series of new, born-digital editions to be published under the auspices of the So

January 21, 2017
Posted in Blog
Posted by
Samuel Huskey