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Works: 1,952 works in 4,807 publications in 9 languages and 29,829 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Manuscripts  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Contributor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PA4442, 884.01
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Most widely held works about Theocritus
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Most widely held works by Theocritus
Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )

34 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

98 editions published between 1699 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select poems by Theocritus( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

72 editions published between 1684 and 2011 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 343 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 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idylls of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus, and the war-songs of Tyrtæus by Theocritus( Book )

30 editions published between 1853 and 1911 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silvae by John Dryden( Book )

12 editions published between 1685 and 1980 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Statius' Silvae, thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 AD. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, offers thanks, admires a monument or artistic object, and describes a memorable scene. The verse is light in touch, with a distinct pictorial quality. Statius gives us in these impromptu poems clear images of Domitian's Rome. Statius was raised in the Greek cultural milieu of the Bay of Naples, and his Greek literary education lends a sophisticated veneer to his ornamental verse. The role of the emperor and the imperial circle in determining taste is also readily apparent: the figure of the emperor Domitian permeates these poems."-- Publisher description
Theocritus, Idylls and epigrams by Theocritus( Book )

10 editions published between 1842 and 1982 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )

85 editions published between 1844 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetæ bucolici et didactici : Theocritus, Bion, Moschus by Theocritus( Book )

49 editions published between 1839 and 1931 in 6 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucolici graeci by Theocritus( Book )

24 editions published between 1810 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucoliques grecs by Theocritus( Book )

35 editions published between 1925 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixe idillia by Theocritus( Book )

28 editions published between 1588 and 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idyllia, epigrams, and fragments, of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus : with the Elegies of Tyrtæus by Theocritus( Book )

51 editions published between 1786 and 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexicon Theocriteum by Joannes Rumpel( Book )

10 editions published between 1879 and 1961 in 5 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curæ posteriores, sive appendicula notarum atque emendationum in Theocritum Oxonii nuperrime publicatum by Theocritus( Book )

12 editions published between 1772 and 2009 in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Theocritus papyri by Theocritus( Book )

12 editions published in 1930 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus by Theocritus( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who ruled Egypt in the middle of the third century B.C.E., Alexandria became the brilliant multicultural capital of the Greek world. Theocritus's poem in praise of Philadelphus--at once a Greek king and an Egyptian pharaoh--is the only extended poetic tribute to this extraordinary ruler that survives. Combining the Greek text, an English translation, a full line-by-line commentary, and extensive introductory studies of the poem's historical and literary context, this volume also offers a wide-ranging and far-reaching consideration of the workings and representation of poetic patronage in the Ptolemaic age. In particular, the book explores the subtle and complex links among Theocritus's poem, modes of praise drawn from both Greek and Egyptian traditions, and the subsequent flowering of Latin poetry in the Augustan age. As the first detailed account of this important poem to show how Theocritus might have drawn on the pharaonic traditions of Egypt as well as earlier Greek poetry, this book affords unique insight into how praise poetry for Ptolemy and his wife may have helped to negotiate the adaptation of Greek culture that changed conditions of the new Hellenistic world. Invaluable for 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' devices for addressing his several readerships. COVER IMAGE: The image on the front cover of this book is incorrectly identified on the jacket flap. The correct caption is: Gold Oktadrachm depicting Ptolemy II and Arsinoe (mid-third century BCE; by permission of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Scholia in Theocritum vetera by Theocritus( Book )

6 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholia in Theocritum vetera
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Theocritus ancient greek poet

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Theocritus Bucolicus ca. v4./3.Jh.

Theocritus ca. 300-ca. 250 aC.

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

Theókritos ca. 300-ca. 250 aC.

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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

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


Theokritosz (költő) ógörög költő

Theokritus ca. 310-250 v.Chr



Θεόκριτος 0300?-0250? av. J.C.



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Select poemsBucolici graeciEncomium of Ptolemy PhiladelphusTheocritus's urban mimes : mobility, gender, and patronageThe pipes of Pan : intertextuality and literary filiation in the pastoral tradition from Theocritus to MiltonHomoerotic space : the poetics of loss in Renaissance literatureThe green cabinet; Theocritus and the European pastoral lyric