HomerHomer, presumed author of the Iliad and Odyssey was one of the great poets despite of his blindness
HesiodHesiod, was known to be the “father of Greek didactic poetry.” Two of his complete epics have survived, the Theogony, relating the myths of the gods, and the Works and Days, describing peasant life.
ArchilochusArchilochus, poet and soldier, the earliest Greek who wrote iambic, elegiac, and personal lyric poetry was one of the poets who writes about physical ability.
SolonSolon, Athenian statesman, known as one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece. He was also a noted poet. He also laid the foundation of democracy in Athens.
AlcaeusAlcaeus is a Greek lyric poet whose work was highly esteemed in the ancient world. He lived at the same time and in the same city as the poet Sappho.
SapphoSappho is a Greek lyric poet greatly admired in all ages for the beauty of her writing style. She ranks with Archilochus and Alcaeus, for her ability to impress readers with a lively sense of her personality.
AnacreonAnacreon is an ancient Greek lyric poet who wrote in the Ionic dialect. Only fragments of his verse have survived. Some of his works are Old Age and The Wiser Part.
XenophanesXenophanes, Greek poet and rhapsode, religious thinker, and reputed precursor of the Eleatic school of philosophy, provides philosophical basis for the development of monotheism.