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Works: 58 works in 272 publications in 7 languages and 3,032 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Pastoral poetry  Songs  Chamber music  Vocalises  Musical settings  Lyric poetry  Odes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art music 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PA4443.E5, 884.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Moschus
Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus by Théocrite( Book )

54 editions published between 1808 and 1956 in 5 languages and held by 685 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

... Bionis Smyrnæi, et Moschi Syracusani, quæ supersunt by Bion( )

27 editions published between 1748 and 1780 in 4 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocriti, Moschi & Bionis Idyllia : græcè & latinè. Poetis ex latinis illustrata, notulis quibusdam interjectis operâ & studio Thomæ Martin by Theocritus( )

15 editions published in 1760 in Latin and English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek bucolic poets by Theocritus( )

2 editions published between 1912 and 1928 in English and held by 153 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
The works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus and Musae︠︡us by Sappho( Book )

9 editions published between 1760 and 1992 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus, Moschus, Bion by Theocritus( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 130 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
The idyllia, epigrams, and fragments, of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus : and the Elegies of Tyrtaeus by Theocritus( )

8 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anacreon, Bion, and Moschus, with other translations by Thomas Stanley( Book )

7 editions published in 1815 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biōnos kai Moschou ta Leipsana by Bion( Book )

16 editions published in 1795 in 4 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les mélodies by Albert Roussel( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesiod by Hesiod( Book )

3 editions published in 1832 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In verse. Bibliography: p. 13. The works and days -- Theogony -- The shield of Herakles
Bucoliques grecs by Theocritus( Book )

in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocriti, Moschi, Bionis, Simmii quae extant by Theocritus( Book )

5 editions published in 1604 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1881 in Greek, Ancient and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lycidas by Milton John( Book )

2 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Milton's poem, "Lycidas" has been called "'probably the most perfect piece of pure literature in existence ... ' [employing] patterns of structure, prosody, and imagery to maintain a dynamic coherence. The syntax of the poem is full of 'impertinent auxiliary assertions' that contribute valuably to the experience of the poem, ". The piece itself is incredibly dynamic, enabling many different styles and patterns that overlap, "the loose ends of any one pattern disappear into the interweavings of the others, ". Though a close reading of the poem shows that the work itself is more complic
Amore fuggitivo : idillio by Moschus( )

4 editions published in 1810 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus, Bion et Moschus : Graece et Latine by Theocritus( Book )

3 editions published between 1826 and 1829 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Theocritus, Moschus, Bion
Theocritus, Moschus, BionThe idyllia, epigrams, and fragments, of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus : and the Elegies of TyrtaeusTheocritus, Bion, and Moschus
Alternative Names


Moschos, actiu segle II aC

Moschos of Syracuse

Moschos von Syrakus

Moschus, actiu segle II aC

Moschus Bucolicus

Moschus of Syracuse

Moschus, Syracusanus

Mosco, actiu segle II aC

Mosco de Siracusa

Mosco Poeta

Moscos, actiu segle II

Moscos de Siracus

Moscos, de Siracusa, actiu segle II aC

Moscos, s. II