The main aim of this book is to bring Hellenistic poetry to life for the contemporary reader. The selection of poems reflects the wide range of poetic genres, styles, themes and moods of the period. It includes the author's translation of the complete ""Argonautica"" of Apollonius of Rhodes, and eight of Theocritus' ""Idylls"". There are translations of four hymns of Callimachus, as well as poems by Aratus, Bion, Herodas, Moschus, Pseudo-Moschus and a selection from the ""Greek Anthology"". This book may serve as a companion to ""The Hellenistic Aesthetic"" by the same author.