Basil of Caesarea, or Saint Basil the Great, was born in 330 AD, in Caesarea to a wealthy, pious family. He started his career as a lawyer and teacher, but his life radically changed when he became Christian. He left his homeland to spend time with the monks of Egypt. When he returned, he founded his own communities of monks and was, in time, chosen to be the bishop of Caesarea.
As a bishop he was known to care for the poor, and to be zealous defender of the true Christian faith. He died in 379 AD.
St. Basil wrote many works, the following of which are included in this collection:
1) A Sketch of the Life and Works of Saint Basil by Philip Schaff
2) De Spiritu Sancto (On The Spirit)
3) Nine Homilies of Hexaemeron
5) Ascetical Works
These writings have been catalogued in an organized fashion to make it easy to reference. In addition all the texts have been cross-linked to the King James Bible, which is included as an appendix.