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Works: 2,116 works in 5,610 publications in 10 languages and 40,558 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Musical settings  Manuscripts  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Translator, Creator, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: PA4443.E5, 884.01
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Most widely held works by Theocritus
Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )

369 editions published between 1503 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek bucolic poets by Theocritus( Book )

48 editions published between 1912 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MOSCHUS of Syracuse, 2nd century B.C., came next. As a 'grammarian' he wrote a (lost) work on Rhodian dialect. Though he was classed as bucolic, his extant poetry (mainly 'Runaway Love' and the story of 'Europa') is not really pastoral, the 'Lament for Bion' not being Moschus's work. 'Megara' may be Theocritus; but 'The Dead Adonis' is much later. BION of Phlossa near Smyrna lived in Sicily, probably late 2nd and early 1st century B.C. Most of the extant poems are not really bucolic, but 'Lament for Adonis' is floridly brilliant. 'Myrson and Lycidas' is probably not by Bion. The so-called Pattern-Poems, included in the 'bucolic' tradition, are found also in the Greek Anthology
The Idylls of Theocritus : a verse translation by Theocritus( Book )

97 editions published between 1500 and 1989 in 7 languages and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus by Theocritus( Book )

72 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idylls. A verse translation by Theocritus( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucolici graeci by Theocritus( Book )

57 editions published between 1905 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idylls by Theocritus( Book )

29 editions published between 1896 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a new annotated translation of the Greek poems of Theocritus of Syracuse (first half of the third century B.C.), the inventor of 'bucolic' or 'pastoral' poetry, the principal model for Virgil in the Eclogues, and hence a major figure in the literary traditions which antiquity bequeathed to Western literature. Although it is the pastoral poems for which he is best known, Theocritus' oeuvre also includes hymns to the gods, brilliant mime depictions of everyday life, and encomia of the great, such as Ptolemy Philadelphus. Theocritus is our best witness to the rich variety of poetic forms which flourished in the Hellenistic age."--Jacket
A selection by Theocritus( Book )

18 editions published in 1999 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucolicorum Graecorum Theocriti Bionis, Moschi reliquae : accedentibus incertorum idylliis by Theocritus( Book )

112 editions published between 1849 and 1928 in 7 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theokritou ta evriskomena, Theocriti quae extant cum graecis scholiis by Theocritus( Book )

81 editions published between 1699 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select poems by Theocritus( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idylls and epigrams commonly attributed to Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )

32 editions published between 1842 and 1902 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idylliums of Theocritus with Rapin's discourse of pastorals by Theocritus( Book )

43 editions published between 1684 and 1992 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek pastoral poetry; Theocritus, Bion, Moschus, the pattern poems by Anthony Holden( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus by Theocritus( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its clear translation and its commentary on genre, dialect, diction, and historical reference in relation to Theocritus's Encomium, the book is also significant for what it reveals about the poem's cultural and social contexts and about Theocritus's devices for addressing his several readerships."--Jacket
Sylv, or, The second part of Poetical miscellanies by John Dryden( Book )

10 editions published between 1685 and 1972 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocriti Carmina by Theocritus( Book )

49 editions published between 1804 and 1948 in 6 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idylls of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus, and the war-songs of Tyrtus by Theocritus( Book )

25 editions published between 1853 and 1905 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholia in Theocritum vetera by Theocritus( Book )

18 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholia in Theocritum vetera
Two Theocritus papyri by Theocritus( Book )

10 editions published in 1930 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Greek bucolic poetsThe Idylls of Theocritus : a verse translationIdylls. A verse translationBucolici graeciIdyllsA selectionSelect poemsEncomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus