Many old books on the Classics are outdated and not useful for practical teachers. Others may contain facts and analyses that are still valid, and more reliable than the latest blog entry.
I intend to collect here books in the ‘still useful’ category.
A survey from the very earliest times. I have referred many times to my (printed) copy for the basic facts about authors, and for a sense of their place in history and in the development of Latin literature.
A personal selection from Catullus to Boethius.
A Victorian archbishop’s dip into the riches of Christian Latin verse comes up with many gems which today’s students would find much easier to understand than Virgil or Horace.
One of those painstaking works that the Victorians did well.
There are so many of these now, that I have made an index page for them.
An individual’s site, offering a large range of texts in Greek with accents and breathings, many with English translations.