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Idylls

Author: Theocritus.; Anthony Verity; R L Hunter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theocritus.; Anthony Verity; R L Hunter
ISBN: 0198152906 9780198152903
OCLC Number: 50653924
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Description: 250 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Richard Hunter --
Map of Theocritus' World --
Thyrsis' Lament for Daphnis --
The Sorceress --
The Serenade --
The Two Herdsmen --
Goatherd and Shepherd --
Damoetas and Daphnis --
The Harvest Festival --
The Reapers --
The Cyclops' Serenade --
The Beloved --
The Story of Hylas --
Aeschinas and Thyonichus --
The Women at the Festival --
The Graces --
In Praise of Ptolemy --
The Marriage Song for Helen --
The Dioscuri --
The Childhood of Heracles --
The Bacchantes --
The Distaff --
To a Boy --
To Another Boy --
Explanatory Notes / Richard Hunter.
Other Titles: Idylls.
Responsibility: Theocritus ; translated by Anthony Verity ; introduction and notes by Richard Hunter.

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This is an annotated translation of the Greek poems of Theocritus of Syracuse, the inventor of "bucolic" or "pastoral" poetry, the principal model for Virgil in the Eclogues and hence a major figure  Read more...

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