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The Idylls of Theocritus : a verse translation by Theocritus( Book )

115 editions published between 1869 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek bucolic poets by Theocritus( Book )

57 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THEOCRITUS of the third century B.C., born at Syracuse, travelled widely in the Greek world. Having studied poetry at Cos under poet and critic Philitas, he composed poetry under patronage, chiefly perhaps at Syracuse and Cos; and then went to Alexandria in Egypt, whose King Ptolemy II (died 246 B.C.), pupil of Philitas, befriended him. Here (and at Cos?) he spent the rest of his life. Most lovable of Greek verse-makers, as the founder of bucolic or pastoral poetry Theocritus was supreme in his simple literary domain, though only part of his poetry is pastoral and he used predecessors and contemporaries. Of his so-called Idylls 'Little forms' or pieces (not all are genuine) ten are about pastoral life real or idealised; several are small epics (charming in parts; three are hymns); two are beautiful 'occasional' poems (one about a country-walk, one to accompany a gift of a distaff for the wife of his friend Nicias;) six are love-poems; several are mimes (one famous for vivid realism and modernity, another 'The Spell' equally unforgettable) being striking pictures of common life; and three are specially expressive of his own feelings. The 24 'Epigrams' (nearly all are good and look genuine) were apparently inscribed on works of art
Theocritus, Moschus, Bion by Theocritus( Book )

123 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theocritus (early third century BCE), born in Syracuse and also active on Cos and at Alexandria, was the inventor of the bucolic genre. Like his contemporary Callimachus, Theocritus was a learned poet who followed the aesthetic, developed a generation earlier by Philitas of Cos (LCL 508), of refashioning traditional literary forms in original ways through tightly organized and highly polished work on a small scale (thus the traditional generic title Idylls: "little forms"). Although Theocritus composed in a variety of genres or generic combinations, including encomium, epigram, hymn, mime, and epyllion, he is best known for the poems set in the countryside, mostly dialogues or song-contests, that combine lyric tone with epic meter and the Doric dialect of his native Sicily to create an idealized and evocatively described pastoral landscape, whose lovelorn inhabitants, presided over by the Nymphs, Pan, and Priapus, use song as a natural mode of expression. The bucolic/pastoral genre was developed by the second and third members of the Greek bucolic canon, Moschus (fl. mid second century BCE, also from Syracuse) and Bion (fl. some fifty years later, from Phlossa near Smyrna), and remained vital through Greco-Roman antiquity and into the modern era."
Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )

41 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucoliques grecs by Theocritus( Book )

121 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucolici graeci by Theocritus( Book )

69 editions published between 1810 and 1997 in 8 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idylls by Theocritus( Book )

34 editions published between 1896 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 507 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
Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )

63 editions published between 1516 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idylls. A verse translation by Theocritus( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

129 editions published between 1849 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection by Theocritus( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select poems by Theocritus( Book )

40 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

70 editions published between 1699 and 1980 in 6 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1842 and 2010 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 322 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 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus by Theocritus( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 274 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
The idylls of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus, and the war-songs of Tyrtæus by Theocritus( Book )

33 editions published between 1853 and 1911 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvæ, or, The second part of Poetical miscellanies by John Dryden( Book )

6 editions published between 1692 and 1980 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idyllia, epigrams, and fragments by Theocritus( )

41 editions published between 1786 and 1992 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholia in Theocritum vetera by Theocritus( Book )

18 editions published between 1914 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholia in Theocritum vetera
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Bucolicus, Theocritus ca. v4./3.Jh.

Bucolicus, Theocritus Poeta ca. v4./3.Jh.

De Syracuse, Théocrite ca. v4./3.Jh.

DeSyracuse, Théocrite ca. v4./3.Jh.

Dichter, Theokritos ca. v4./3.Jh.


Feokrit a 300-ca 260 f.Kr

Poeta Bucolicus, Theocritus ca. v4./3.Jh.

Poeta, Teocrito ca. v4./3.Jh.

Pseudo-Theocritus ca. v4./3.Jh.

Syracusanus, Theocritus ca. v4./3.Jh.

Syracuse, Théocrite de ca. v4./3.Jh.

Syrakus, Theokrit von ca. v4./3.Jh.

Syrakus, Theokritos von ca. v4./3.Jh.

Syrakusier, Theokritos ca. v4./3.Jh.


Teòcrit ca. 300-ca. 250 aC de Siracusa

Teòcrit de Siracusa

Teòcrit, de Siracusa, ca. 300-ca. 250 aC

Teòcrit Italià


Teocrito 0300?-0250? av. J.-C.

Teócrito a 300-ca 260 f.Kr

Teocrito c. 300-260 a.C.

Teócrito ca. 300-ca. 250 aC

Teocrito ca. 310-250 v.Chr

Teocrito ca. v4./3.Jh.

Teocrito ca. v4./3.Jh Poeta

Teócrito de Siracusa

Teocrito Poeta ca. v4./3.Jh.

Teocrito poeta siceliota


Teokrit a 300-ca 260 f.Kr





Teokryt a 300-ca 260 f.Kr

Teokryt ca. 300-ca. 250 aC

Teokryt grecki poeta


Theòcrit ca. 300-ca. 250 aC

Theocrit ca. v4./3.Jh.


Théocrite a 300-ca 260 f.Kr

Théocrite ca. 300-ca. 250 aC

Théocrite ca. 310-250 v.Chr

Théocrite ca. v4./3.Jh

Théocrite ca. v4./3.Jh de Syracuse

Théocrite de Syracuse ca. v4./3.Jh.

Théocrite poète bucolique grec



Theocritus 0300?-0250? av. J.-C.

Theocritus ancient greek poet

Theocritus asi 300 př. Kr.-asi 260 př. Kr

Theocritus Bucolicus ca. v4./3.Jh.

Theocritus ca. 300-ca. 250 aC

Theocritus ca 300-ca 260 f.Kr

Theocritus ca. 310-250 v.Chr

Theocritus ca. v4./3.Jh Bucolicus

Theocritus ca. v4./3.Jh Poeta

Theocritus ca. v4./3.Jh Poeta Bucolicus

Theocritus ca. v4./3.Jh Syracusanus

Theocritus Poeta Bucolicus

Theocritus Poeta Bucolicus ca. v4./3.Jh.

Theocritus Poeta ca. v4./3.Jh.

Theocritus Syracusanus

Theocritus Syracusanus ca 300-ca 260 f.Kr

Theocritus Syracusanus ca. v4./3.Jh.


Theokrit a 300-ca 260 f.Kr

Theokrit ca. 300-ca. 250 aC

Theokrit ca. 310-250 v.Chr

Theokrit ca. v4./3.Jh.

Theokrit ca. v4./3.Jh von Syrakus

Theokrit fra Syrakus

Theokrit von Syrakus ca. v4./3.Jh.


Theókritos 0300?-0250? av. J.-C.

Theokritos Bukolischer Dichter ca. v4./3.Jh.

Theókritos ca. 300-ca. 250 aC

Theokritos ca. 310-250 v.Chr

Theokritos ca. v4./3.Jh.

Theokritos ca. v4./3.Jh Bukolischer Dichter

Theokritos ca. v4./3.Jh Dichter

Theokritos ca. v4./3.Jh Syrakusier

Theokritos ca. v4./3.Jh von Syrakus

Theokritos Dichter ca. v4./3.Jh.

Theokritos griechischer Dichter

Theokritos Syrakusier ca. v4./3.Jh.

Theokritos von Syrakus ca. v4./3.Jh.

Theokritos ze Syrakus asi 300 př. Kr.-asi 260 př. Kr


Theokritosz (költő) ógörög költő

Theokritus ca. 310-250 v.Chr


Von Syrakus, Theokritos ca. v4./3.Jh.

VonSyrakus, Theokrit ca. v4./3.Jh.

VonSyrakus, Theokritos ca. v4./3.Jh.


Θεόκριτος 0300?-0250? av. J.C.



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