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Bill Thayer

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  1. Bill Thayer

    Ancient Sources

    And, in progress, a different (more recent) translation of Athenaeus. Like pulling teeth, unfortunately: a huge work.
  2. Bill Thayer

    Ancient Sources

    Hmm. I'm not dead quite yet.... But no, I have nothing firm. The problem is that the Web shifts so fast, that arrangements made more than six months or so ahead of time are likely to fall apart, since the site or person that offers to solve a problem may themselves have gone down. Right now the sum total of my arrangements is that my principal heir is well aware of the usefulness of the site (uses it himself), and I
  3. Bill Thayer

    Ancient Sources

    LATO's index to Lucian links to a much more usable collection of his stuff, including the Ship of Wishes. LATO and Camden should be your first stops for Greek and Latin, respectively.
  4. Bill Thayer

    Ancient Sources

    Before I
  5. Bill Thayer

    Ancient Sources

    More generally, maybe preceding the whole list, a link to the best collections might be posted: David Camden's ForumRomanum.Org for works written in Latin, and Peter Gainsford's LATO. Both include translations. Neither is currently being maintained, but ForumRomanum has worn much better than LATO since the most important Latin text collections have stayed put.
  6. Bill Thayer

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    Thank you — Must be contagious, I
  7. Bill Thayer

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    The poem is not extant. It's known only by indirection, cited by Vacca and Statius but hardly a full text. Vacca does not appear to be online, and is himself quite shadowy, even his floruit is unknown (something like 6th-8th century, though): out of all his commentaries, some of which seem to have survived into the Middle Ages, only that one item, the Vita Lucani, remains today, and it's not so sure it's by him. But whoever wrote it, that's where to find the passage about Lucan's de Incendio, at any rate. Statius of course is easier. The Latin is online at Latin Library
  8. Bill Thayer

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    Just a small correction; that 17c translation of Pliny (it remains better, by the way, than the 20c Loeb translation, which is full of mistakes) is not on my site, merely housed on the same server. The site owner is James Eason. BT