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Wiki Classical Dictionary
April 4, 2005: The Wiki Classical Dictionary is now open. The WCD is a "wiki" like Wikipedia, allowing anyone to edit it, anytime. It follows somewhat stricter editorial guidelines and a focus on the Greco-Roman world. It is to the Oxford Classical Dictionary what Wikipedia is to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Scanned Classical Works

The following works are available here scanned in their entirety:

Classical Dictionaries

Other Works

More: See the Bookshelf for all 14 scanned works, including the "Lost Loebs."

Most recent additions: Halliday, Greek Divination (1913), G. M. Edwards, An English-Greek Lexicon (1930).

What is this?

You've reached the first stirrings of a major new classics resource. So far, we're mostly testing the engine and working on architecture. Don't be fooled; this is going to be a major site in the near future, including:


Does this sound interesting to you? Do you have any ideas? Get involved! We're going to need editors, and lots of user feedback. Write the editor, Tim Spalding, at

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