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Works: 2,269 works in 5,454 publications in 9 languages and 36,031 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Musical settings  Manuscripts  Humor  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Autographs 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Contributor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PA4443.E5, 884.01
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The Idylls of Theocritus : a verse translation by Theocritus( Book )
104 editions published between 1869 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,679 libraries worldwide
The Greek bucolic poets by Theocritus( Book )
51 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,563 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
Idylls. A verse translation by Theocritus( Book )
129 editions published between 1495 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,105 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."--BOOK JACKET
Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )
34 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Bucolici graeci by Theocritus( Book )
62 editions published between 1810 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 565 libraries worldwide
Bucoliques grecs by Theocritus( Book )
78 editions published between 1925 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Theocritus, Moschus, Bion by Theocritus( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 426 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."-- Publisher description
Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )
60 editions published between 1516 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Select poems by Theocritus( Book )
38 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 349 libraries worldwide
The idylls and epigrams commonly attributed to Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )
23 editions published between 1842 and 2010 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and English and held by 323 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 287 libraries worldwide
The idylls of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus, and the war-songs of Tyrtæus by Theocritus( Book )
31 editions published between 1853 and 1911 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Theocritus, Idylls and epigrams by Theocritus( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Poems by Eduard Mörike( Book )
44 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Ballade;Ode;Elegie;Vermischte Gedichte
Theocriti Carmina by Theocritus( Book )
45 editions published between 1804 and 1948 in 5 languages and held by 195 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 165 libraries worldwide
The Idyllia, epigrams, and fragments by Theocritus( Book )
46 editions published between 1786 and 2010 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Theokrits Gedichte by Theocritus( Book )
25 editions published between 1880 and 1966 in 5 languages and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Scholia in Theocritum auctiora by Ulco Cats Bussemaker( Book )
20 editions published between 1849 and 1878 in 4 languages and held by 47 libraries worldwide
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Feokrit a 300-ca 260 f.Kr
Pseudo-Theocritus 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-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-asi 260 př. Kr
Theokritosz (költő) ógörög költő
Theokritus ca. 310-250 v.Chr
Θεόκριτος 0300?-0250? av. J.C.
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