Loeb Classical Library - Complete Set?

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 30 2013 5:37 PM

Many Loeb Classical Library resources have come up on CP.  I truly appreciate all the effort, but could we just have a "complete set" price?  The overabundant volumes offered at $5 going up to whatever is making me dizzy.  Keep those.  Just give me the bottom line for everything.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 31 2013 5:10 AM

Do you realize how many there are? A complete set would never get enough orders to get into production. It's better like this (though I would prefer 5-10 volume sets over 2 volume ones).

Personally, I try to restrict myself to only the ones I want most. As for the rest, I'm hoping Logos will include the whole set in a Christmas sale in 2018 or so, for a very low price and with dynamic pricing applied.Big Smile

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 31 2013 5:14 AM

fgh:

A complete set would never get enough orders to get into production.

And even if it would get into production it would be far too expensive without a payment plan.

fgh:

As for the rest, I'm hoping Logos will include the whole set in a Christmas sale in 2018 or so, for a very low price and with dynamic pricing applied.Big Smile

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JPH | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 31 2013 7:09 AM

fgh:
though I would prefer 5-10 volume sets over 2 volume ones

YesYes

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 31 2013 2:31 PM

fgh:

Do you realize how many there are?

I'm pretty sure I don't have a clue.  I sometimes go overboard. Embarrassed  I do know that Logos has 19 current offers (based on a search of "Loeb").  Those 19 offers contain 182 volumes and total $374.80.

How many are there?

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Michael Grigoni | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 31 2013 2:39 PM

We're planning on posting more--quite a few more--over the next several months. We also appreciate hearing your ideas about how you prefer to see these posted on CP. Our initial sense was to post them in small bundles and collections to get at least a portion of the volumes into production this year. If others have further suggestions, please let us know.

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 31 2013 2:48 PM

Thanks, Mike.  I do appreciate the approach and I have personally placed a bid on all the offerings.  I was thinking there might be a more streamlined approach for some of us who might be interested in all of them.

On that note, I think I answered my own question.  I went to the Harvard University Press website and see that there are 520 volumes listed there.  Based on the approximate average price of slightly over $2 on the current offerings (as a whole) that would put the entire corpus, assuming that is it, at around $1,060.

Hmmm.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 31 2013 3:09 PM

Steve:
assuming that is it

I believe that's all the public domain volumes. I also believe there are quite a few more under copyright.Smile

Sorry, should have checked your link before I posted.Embarrassed Those are the ones in print. Hopefully the Wikipedia page is complete: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loeb_Classical_Library#Volumes.

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Michael Grigoni | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 31 2013 3:12 PM

Thanks for your comment Steve.

Note that we're only offering volumes in the Loeb Classical Library that are in the public domain, so we'll be posting a smaller number than what you mention in your post. Keep the comments coming, however, about how we can best make these public domain resources available on community pricing. There are several more exciting collections to come.

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Kathy ohair | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 10 2016 8:52 AM

I have a complete set that I inherited in very good condition - anyone know what complete set is worth???

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CJ Hinke | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 10 2016 3:05 PM
Hi Kathy, I'd be interested for about the same price quoted above, say, $1000. How many Loebs in total? You may contact me directly: unblocktheplanetATgmailDOTcom. Thanks so much.
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paul kadair | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 5 2016 10:30 PM

Dear Mrs. Kathy,

Might you still have your complete Loeb Set? I have been collecting them one at a time for years and would love to have them all. I personally read them and I would leave them as inheritance to my children someday as well. If you are willing to entertain parting with them, it would be an honor to have them on this end. Please feel free to email me at paul(dot)kadair(at)gmail(dot)com. I look forward to hearing from you. God Bless you, and take care.

Respectfully,

Paul

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David McClister | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 28 2016 9:57 AM

A complete set would be 523 volumes, worth approximately $20,000 at new retail prices. Maybe half that for used.

You can buy a subscription to the digital library for $150 for the first year and $65 for each year thereafter. It includes all texts from all volumes, searchable (but not downloadable).

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gregory barton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 25 2018 8:21 PM

You can order the whole Loeb library electronically from Harvard University Press.

However, only after ordering a 166 volume special here on Logos did I learn to my horror that the books I ordered were not hardcopy. The whole presentation indicates hard copies, with pictures, volume numbers, publication dates etc.  Only one small place in faded print, does it tell you "this is a  download".  I am so disappointed.  Im sorry to say it but the Loeb specials page is really really deceptive. It is incredibly dishonest.  Sigh. I guess I should not have suspected otherwise just because this was a church-related site. We live and learn. I have asked for a refund, and we shall see if I can get it.  I really wish this site had been upfront and clear.  I am a professor of history and order books throughout the year from "secular" sites and no one has pulled the wool over my eyes like Logos. 

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Greg Masone | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 25 2018 9:06 PM

Hi Gregory, 

Sorry that happened. Logos' primary market is in digital books related to Bible study. I'd say they probably have close to 30,000 digital books for sale at the moment. They're the world's leading Bible software company.

https://faithlife.com/about

Good thing for you is if you decide not to keep the Loeb collection you purchased, Logos has a very generous 30 day full refund policy. Just get in touch with them via phone or email and they can help you out.

https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360008545351

https://www.logos.com/contact

While you wait to get in touch with them, feel free to look around the Logos Bible Software website to see just what the software they provide can do. You may find it useful to your studies depending on what your area of interest is.

https://www.logos.com/why-logos

https://www.logos.com/logos-editions

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 25 2018 9:14 PM

gregory barton:
this was a church-related site. We live and learn.

No this is not a church-related site, it is a privately owned Bible software firm ... software that can be useful in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Syriac studies (among others) - which is why non-Bible related resources are available. Most routes into the site do make it clear that this is primarily a software firm. However, the description for the 166 volume set includes:

The Logos editions of these works are based on the print texts from the Loeb Classical Library. These digital editions allow you to fit an entire library in your pocket on your mobile device. Even more, the books are connected to lexicons and other reference tools for further study.

So I am not convinced Faithlife was deceptive. I can understand why you feel frustrated, and am certain that you will get your refund.

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gregory barton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 25 2018 9:17 PM

Fair enough.  Thanks for your thoughful reply.

Warm Regards

Greg

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 26 2018 5:17 AM

Greg Masone:
Logos' primary market is in digital books related to Bible study. I'd say they probably have close to 30,000 digital books for sale at the moment.

On 13 Dec 2016, a Faithlife employee posted => https://community.logos.com/forums/p/133918/870630.aspx#870630

Kevin Byford (Faithlife):
We've got well over 100,000 resources now.

More digital books have been added over the past couple years, which are available in a variety of web stores (variety of resources are available in more than one web store)

gregory barton:
However, only after ordering a 166 volume special here on Logos did I learn to my horror that the books I ordered were not hardcopy.

Faithlife Corporation includes publication => https://lexhampress.com/catalog (lot of digital and some hardcopy print)

Faithlife Corporation has three applications (Windows and macOS) for reading & searching digital resources: Logos & Verbum include Bible Study features while Noet scholarly does not. Search engine allows words to quickly be found: e.g. two English/Latin words in close proximity

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Robert Harner | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 26 2018 10:37 AM

Hmmm, not a bad sale price! My billfold is happy I have them all.

https://www.logos.com/product/55968/loeb-classical-library-builder 

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 27 2018 4:12 AM

Robert Harner:

Hmmm, not a bad sale price! My billfold is happy I have them all.

https://www.logos.com/product/55968/loeb-classical-library-builder 

I have exactly the same perspective on both the price and my billfold. Smile

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