• History,  Language,  Literature,  Research

    Loeb Classical Library – 1 year in.

    Last year the library began its subscription to the Loeb Classical Library.   Over this past year the Loeb eBooks have been opened 1411 times in this inaugural year, (with 715 of those being in the month of October 2015).   A measure of Classics students diligent research? 🙂   Our Loeb sales associate also shares these good things to look forward to:   “Upcoming additions to the Library include Galen’s On the Constitution of the Art of Medicine, The Art of Medicine, and A Method of Medicine to Glaucon, and new editions of works by Appian, Augustine, Caesar, and Livy.” Digital Loeb Classical Library – Now Online. Prod. Harvard University…

  • History,  Language,  Literature

    The Digital Loeb Classical Library

    The library recently purchased The Digital Loeb Classical Library.   What is it? A complete, and digitized, library of the Loeb classical volumes from Harvard University Press. Over 500 translations of classical works, containing either the original Latin or Greek, alongside an English translation. Search the entire Loeb library in Latin, Ancient Greek, and/or English! A Harvard University Press overview video is available here or click on the image below. Off the grounds & need some classical literature?  Please log in to vpn.sps.edu to access this (or any/all of the library’s eCollections).  

  • Archives,  History

    From the Archives: Letters from Valpey

    As the end of the School year approaches it will soon be time to tally up the academic standings and award the Valpey prizes.   These prizes get their name from the Rev. Thomas G. Valpey, a faculty member at St. Paul’s School from 1860 to 1868, and again from 1875 until his death in 1890.   Among his many bequests he left St. Paul’s School funds to establish an award of academic prizes each year. While a teacher of Greek at St. Paul’s School, Valpey gained a reputation for being a thorough taskmaster.  Arthur Stanwood Pier’s St. Paul’s School 1855 -1934 relates that Valpey would give his students only a few…