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LacusCurtius is a website operated by Bill Thayer that deals with the history of Ancient Rome .

The website, which went online in 1997, primarily provides ancient texts free of charge. The majority of these are English translations by Greek and Latin authors whose copyrights have expired and are therefore freely accessible, including Polybios , Diodor , Suetonius , Appian , Cassius Dio , Ammianus Marcellinus and the Historia Augusta . The majority of the translations come from the well-known Loeb Classical Library . Sometimes not only the translation but also the original text is made available; in individual cases only this is available (e.g. with Curtius Rufus ). The extensive range is expanded at irregular intervals.

In addition, some older academic articles and the (albeit outdated) Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1875) are available on the website . Also, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome (1929) work on Britain in Roman times as well as several photos and maps are available for inspection at lacuscurtius. Separately from LacusCurtius, Thayer also operates a main page, from which there are links to other sub-pages, including those on the subject of civil war .

The page is often cited or given as a source in a scientific context.

The name LacusCurtius is intentionally designed as a camel case to avoid confusion with the Roman myth of Lacus Curtius .

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Individual evidence

  1. Overview of citations and references at Google Scholar , accessed on May 19, 2017.