The Iowa Canon of Ancient Authors and Works, currently under development, will be based on a database of all known Greek and Latin authors and their writings, including fragmentary and lost texts, from the earliest period through the seventh century CE.  It will provide extensive metadata, including genre, geospatial, and chronological information, as well as cross references to other canonical ids (such as the Perseus Catalog, digilibLT, and the Packard Humanities Institute).  A beta version, to be released in early 2019, will focus on the Latin corpus, and will provide faceted search capabilities for selecting a sub-corpus; and basic text analysis features, such as word clouds, derived from texts available under a CC BY-NC-SA license.