The Library of Latin texts (LLT) is the
world’s leading database for Latin texts. It contains texts
from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC)
through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council
(1962-1965). It covers all the works from the classical period, the
most important patristic works, a very extensive corpus of Medieval
Latin literature as well as works of recentior latinitas.
The complete works of writers such as Cicero, Virgil, Augustine,
Jerome, Gregory the Great, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of
Clairvaux and Thomas à Kempis can thus be consulted.
The texts which are incorporated are selected in function of the
state of current research. Independent research is then undertaken
to verify facts relating to the text, such as the veracity of the
authorial attribution or the dating. Further, errors in word-forms
from the printed version are corrected.
The database comprises almost all works published in the
Corpus Christianorum, both Series Latina and
Continuatio Mediaeualis, the literature from Antiquity
(Bibliotheca scriptorum Romanorum Teubneriana) and 600,000
words for the modern period. An important number of works have been
taken from other collections such as the Corpus Scriptorum
Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, Sources
Chrétiennes, Migne's Patrologia, Acta
Sanctorum and Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi.