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Theocritus

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Works: 2,266 works in 5,296 publications in 9 languages and 34,795 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Manuscripts  Dictionaries  Humor  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Translator, Creator, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: PA4443.E5, 884.6
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The Idylls of Theocritus : a verse translation by Theocritus( Book )

103 editions published between 1869 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek bucolic poets by Theocritus( Book )

49 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,565 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
Idylls. A verse translation by Theocritus( Book )

204 editions published between 1495 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,456 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."--BOOK JACKET
Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )

35 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus, Moschus, Bion by Theocritus( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 427 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."-- Publisher description
Greek pastoral poetry; Theocritus, Bion, Moschus, the pattern poems by Anthony Holden( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member 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 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus, Idylls and epigrams by Theocritus( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucolici graeci by Theocritus( Book )

24 editions published between 1810 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

60 editions published between 1699 and 1980 in 6 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocriti Carmina by Theocritus( Book )

45 editions published between 1804 and 1948 in 5 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1684 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus, Bion and Moschus, rendered into English prose, with an introductory essay by Theocritus( Book )

21 editions published between 1889 and 1932 in English and held by 165 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 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1699 and 1980 in Greek, Ancient and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocriti Syracusii, poëtae celeberrimi, selecta ac praecipua quaedam Idyllia : Graeca et Latina : in quibis omnimoda dorismorum varietas continetur, eademque cum caeteris dialectis by Theocritus( Book )

10 editions published between 1683 and 1980 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idyllia, epigrams, and fragments by Theocritus( Book )

46 editions published between 1786 and 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholia in Theocritum vetera by Theocritus( Book )

14 editions published between 1914 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1930 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Idylls. A verse translation
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