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Perseus, Loebs, Commentaries

Intro

Below are links to commentaries to classical texts. While they used to be very useful for students starting to read Latin and Greek, I am not
sure how useful they are now. For help translating the text, Perseus and the Loebs are probably more useful.

The links go to the commentary on the text. 
This means that you will have to search for the the prefatory essays which give the historical context of the work at the beginning of the book.

The links mostly go to e-books at the Internet Archive.
You can to sign-up for a FREE account, to read them. 

 

Perseus also has links to many commentaries but they have arranged them alphabetically by title, which makes it slightly hard to locate. 

Aeschylus

Agamemnon Verrall  Sidgwick
Libation Bearers Verrall   Sidgwick  Garvie
Eumenides Verrall  Sidgwick
Persian Sidgwick
Prometheus Bound Prickard
Seven Against Thebes Verrall   Sidgwick
Suppliant Women Tucker

Euripides

Alcestis Hadley  Blakeney Earle Jerram
Andromache Hadley  Paley
Bacchae Pearson  Thompson   Sandys
Cyclops Long 
Electra Keene Cropp
Hecuba Hadley   Tierney Russell
Helen Pearson  Jerram
Heracles Gray
Heracleidae Beck Jerram
Hippolytus Mahaffy .
Ion Jerram
Iphegenia at Aulis Headlam .
Iphegenia in Tauris Jerram .
Medea Verral Mastronarde 

Orestes Wedd
Phoenician Women Paley
Rhesus Porter
Suppliant Women
Trojan Women Evirell

Hesiod

Theogony Paley
Works and Days Paley Hays

Homer

Iliad / Leaf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Odyssey / Merry 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Plato

Aopology Adam  Kitchel
Crito Adam  Kitchel
Euthyphro  Adam  Heidel
Gorgias Thompson Woolsey
Meno Thompson 
Phaedo Kitchel
Phaedrus Thompson
Protagoras Sihler Wayte
Republic 1-5 Adam
Republic 6-10 Adam

Sophocles

Oedipus the King Jebb
Oedipus at Colonus Jebb
Antigone Jebb
Ajax Jebb
Electra Jebb
Trachiniae Jebb
Philoctetes Jebb

Thucydides

Book 1 Marchant
Book 2 Marchant
Book 3 Spratt  Marchant
Book 4 Spratt  Graves
Book 5 Fowler
Book 6 Spratt  Marchant
Book 7 Marchant
Book 8