Reader's noteThis beautiful volume contains the English translations of the five hundred short poems included in the larger work, Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology, edited with revised text, translation, introduction, and notes by J.W.Mackail, as revised and republished in 1906. For readers who do not know Greek to help give some idea of what Greek is like. These five hundred pieces, which are arranged according to their subject in twelve sections, are the fine flower of an immense body of between six and seven thousand, known as the Greek Anthology. A fantastic edition that would make the perfect gift for a Greek Anthology enthusiast. Looking for beautiful vintage books to stand out on your bookshelf? This decoratively covered edition of Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology translated by J.W.Mackail would be a charming addition to any home library.