The Internet Classics Archive: 441 searchable works of classical literature

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Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.

5/10/23: With the site not responding on The Tech's w20 infrastructure, this copy has been taken over by MIT IS&T and provided as-is. Our data source was and you can follow up with the contact information provided there if you have any questions.
3/14/11: We are launching a restoration project in the spring of 2011 to fix up the broken content on the site. Thanks to everyone for your patience as we continue to restore the missing works. Please see the help section if you have any questions.
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