This Volume Contains The Text Of Eight Poems By The Third Century BC Greek Poet Theocritus, Together With An Introduction And Extensive Commentary This Is The First Full Scale Commentary On The Work Of Theocritus Since Gow S Edition Of 1950, And Is The First To Exploit The Recent Revolution In The Study Of Hellenistic And Roman Poetry It Offers New Readings Of All The Poems, Which Show Both How Theocritus Differs From Subsequent Pastoral Poetry, And How His Poems, Through Their Influence On Virgil, Established The Western Pastoral Tradition.
Theocritus Greek , the creator of ancient Greek bucolic poetry, flourished in the 3rd century BC.Little is known of him beyond what can be inferred from his writings We must, however, handle these with some caution, since some of the poems Idylls commonly attributed to him have little claim to authenticity It is clear that at a very early date two collections were made, one of whi
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- Theocritus: A Selection: Idylls 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13 (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)
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