Most widely held works about Theocritus
Most widely held works by Theocritus
The Greek bucolic poets by Theocritus ( Book )
40 editions published between 1912 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,630 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
The Idylls of Theocritus : a verse translation by Theocritus ( Book )
36 editions published between 1853 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus by Theocritus ( )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With its clear translation and its commentary on genre, dialect, diction, and historical reference in relation to Theocritus's Encomium, the book is also significant for what it reveals about the poem's cultural and social contexts and about Theocritus's devices for addressing his several readerships."--BOOK JACKET
Theocritus by Theocritus ( Book )
71 editions published between 1516 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus by Theocritus ( Book )
64 editions published between 1880 and 1941 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idylls of Theocritus and the Eclogues of Virgil by Theocritus ( Book )
64 editions published between 1853 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteenth idyll by Theocritus ( )
in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bucolici graeci by Theocritus ( Book )
39 editions published between 1905 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Idylls by Theocritus ( Book )
28 editions published between 1894 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 505 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
Idylls. A verse translation by Theocritus ( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bucolicorum Graecorum Theocriti Bionis, Moschi reliquae : accedentibus incertorum idylliis by Theocritus ( Book )
76 editions published between 1854 and 1928 in 6 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theokritou ta evriskomena, Theocriti quae extant cum graecis scholiis notis et indicibus by Theocritus ( Book )
28 editions published between 1699 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection by Theocritus ( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idylls and epigrams commonly attributed to Theocritus by Theocritus ( Book )
26 editions published between 1842 and 1947 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Select poems by Theocritus ( Book )
20 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sylvæ, or, The second part of Poetical miscellanies by John Dryden ( Book )
11 editions published between 1685 and 1972 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bucoliques grecs by Theocritus ( Book )
21 editions published between 1925 and 1972 in French and Multiple languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek pastoral poetry; Theocritus, Bion, Moschus, the pattern poems ( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theocritus, Idylls and epigrams by Theocritus ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idylliums of Theocritus with Rapin's discourse of pastorals by Theocritus ( Book )
9 editions published in 1684 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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