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Theocritus

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Works: 119 works in 488 publications in 8 languages and 10,901 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PA4443.E5, 884.01
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The Greek bucolic poets by Theocritus( Book )
56 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,569 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
Select poems by Theocritus( Book )
37 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )
7 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and held by 329 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 libraries worldwide
The idylls of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus, and the war-songs of Tyrtæus by Theocritus( Book )
32 editions published between 1853 and 1911 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Idylls by Théocrite( Book )
6 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 163 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, Bion and Moschus, rendered into English prose, with an introductory essay by Theocritus( Book )
19 editions published between 1889 and 1941 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Bucolici graeci by Theocritus( Book )
1 edition published in 1952 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Late spring by Theocritus( Book )
2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
The Idylls of Theocritus : a verse translation by Theocritus( Book )
3 editions published between 1901 and 1930 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Theokrits Gedichte by Theocritus( Book )
2 editions published in 1881 in German and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Idyll of Theocritus by Roger Sessions( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1957 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Idyll of Theocritus for soprano and orchestra Louisville Orchestra Robert Whitney, conductor Audrey Nossaman, soprano
Theocritus, Bion et Moschus, graece et latine by Theocritus( Book )
7 editions published in 1829 in 3 languages and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Theocritos : the complete poems by Theocritus( Book )
4 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The Idyllia, epigrams, and fragments by Theocritus( file )
39 editions published between 1786 and 1992 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Idylles bucoliques by Theocritus( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and French and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Cette oeuvre de Théocrite est à l'origine de tout un mouvement littéraire et artistique, prenant les formes les plus diverses, dans l'Antiquité comme encore de nos jours. Cependant, un certain mystère n'a cessé de planer sur sa nature même. Elle offre en effet l'image d'un désordre radical, impossible à comprendre sinon par une mort surprenant le poète en plein travail. Les travaux récents de plusieurs savants ont permis de retrouver la structure cachée de ce recueil permettant ici une nouvelle lecture de l'oeuvre. Le texte lui-même a pu être amélioré par une fidélité plus grande à la traduction manuscrite
Poems on various occasions; and translations from several authors by John Dryden( Book )
1 edition published in 1701 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
A thanksgiving eclogue by Theocritus( Book )
3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Echoes from Theocritus by Edward Cracroft Lefroy( Book )
3 editions published between 1885 and 1922 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
John Drydens Übersetzungen aus Theokrit by Francis Heveningham Pughe( Book )
1 edition published in 1894 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Feokrit
Teocrit
Teòcrit de Siracusa
Teócrito
Teokrīts
Teokryt
Theoc.
Théocrite
Theocritos
Theocritus Poeta Bucolicus
Theokrit
Theókritos
Theokritosz
Θεόκριτος
Феокрит
תיאוקריטוס
ثيوقريطس
테오크리토스
テオクリトス
忒奥克里托斯
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