The pages of this scarce classic comprise a beautiful range of poetry by a number of the most worthy Greek poets. Chiefly aiming to facilitate the acquisition of a wider knowledge of Greek poetry, this text is unpretentiously composed and offers access to classic Greek poetry for the average reader, as well as reminding the scholar of the beauty contained within such poesy. This timeless collection should appeal to any lover of poetry and constitutes a must-have addition to the library of any discerning grecophile. From Homer to Hediod, Arctinus to Agias, this wonderful compendium of lavish lyric is not to be ignored. Sir Edwin Arnold was an English journalist and poet, best known for his work, The Light of Asia (1879). This scarce classic is republished now with an introductory biography of the author.