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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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Select poems by Theocritus( Book )

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

Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and held by 323 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 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idylls by Theocritus( Book )

6 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 164 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."--Jacket
Theocritus, Bion and Moschus, rendered into English prose, with an introductory essay by Theocritus( Book )

23 editions published between 1889 and 1941 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucolici graeci by Theocritus( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in Greek, Ancient and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late spring by Theocritus( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theokrits Gedichte by Theocritus( Book )

2 editions published in 1881 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus, Bion et Moschus, graece et latine by Theocritus( Book )

9 editions published between 1826 and 1829 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idyll of Theocritus by Roger Sessions( Recording )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idyll of Theocritus for soprano and orchestra Louisville Orchestra Robert Whitney, conductor Audrey Nossaman, soprano
Theocritos : the complete poems by Theocritus( Book )

4 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idylles bucoliques by Theocritus( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in Greek, Ancient and French and held by 57 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thanksgiving eclogue by Theocritus( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Echoes from Theocritus by Edward Cracroft Lefroy( Book )

3 editions published between 1885 and 1922 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idyllia, epigrams, and fragments by Theocritus( )

3 editions published between 1786 and 1792 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Drydens Übersetzungen aus Theokrit by Francis Heveningham Pughe( Book )

1 edition published in 1894 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idylls of Theocritus : Bion and Moschus and the War-songs of Tyrtaeus ... Translated by the Rev. J. Banks, ... with metrical versions by J.M. Chapman by Theocritus( Book )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus by Theocritus( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 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)
 
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TheocritusIdyllsEncomium of Ptolemy PhiladelphusTheocritus's urban mimes : mobility, gender, and patronageThe green cabinet; Theocritus and the European pastoral lyric