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Theocritus

Overview
Works: 382 works in 925 publications in 8 languages and 13,318 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pastoral poetry  Literature  Sonnets  Engravings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PA4443.E5, 884.01
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Most widely held works by Theocritus
Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus by Teócrito( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,716 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 Invaluable for its clear translation and its commentary on genre, dialect, diction, and historical reference in relation to Theocritus's Encomium, the book is also significant for what it reveals about the poem's cultural and social contexts and about Theocritus'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)
The Greek bucolic poets by Teócrito( Book )

12 editions published between 1901 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus (third century BCE) was the founder of bucolic poetry. The extant poems of Moschus (second century BCE) and Bion (probably second and first centuries BCE) are not really bucolic, but Bion's Lament for Adonis is floridly brilliant. Pattern poems are found in the Greek Anthology, a work of many centuries
Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )

62 editions published between 1516 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1684 and 2006 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek pastoral poetry : Theocritus, Bion, Moschus, the pattern poems by Anthony Holden( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus by Theocritus( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heritage of European literature by Edward H Weatherly( Book )

in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus by Theocritus( Book )

6 editions published between 1823 and 1941 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1839 and 1931 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucolici graeci by Theokritos( Book )

13 editions published between 1911 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idylls of Theokritos : a verse translation by Teócrito( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late spring by Theocritus( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus, Moschus, Bion by Theokritos( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 128 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
Idylles (II, V, VII, XI, XV) by Theocritus( Book )

14 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theokrits Gedichte by Teokryt( Book )

3 editions published between 1881 and 1887 in German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Codicum manuscriptorum ope by Theocritus( Book )

17 editions published between 1844 and 1877 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select poems by Theocritus( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in Greek, Ancient and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvres complètes de Theocrite by Theocritus( Book )

18 editions published between 1847 and 1913 in French and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucolicorum graecorum Theocriti, Bionis, Moschi reliquiae, accedentibus incertorum idylliis by Theocritus( Book )

6 editions published between 1881 and 1899 in Greek, Ancient and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus
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The Greek bucolic poetsTheocritusTheocritus, Bion and Moschus, rendered into English prose, with an introductory essayBucolici graeciThe Idylls of Theokritos : a verse translationTheocritus, Moschus, BionHellenistic poetry
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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