Idylls Theocritus

ISBN: 9780192839848

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Idylls  by  Theocritus

Idylls by Theocritus
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The Greek poet Theocritus of Syracuse (c.270 BC) was the inventor of bucolic poetry. These vignettes of country life, centred on competitions in song and love, are the foundational poems of the western pastoral tradition. They were the principalMoreThe Greek poet Theocritus of Syracuse (c.270 BC) was the inventor of bucolic poetry.

These vignettes of country life, centred on competitions in song and love, are the foundational poems of the western pastoral tradition. They were the principal model for Virgil in the Eclogues and their influence can be seen in the work of Petrarch and Milton. Although it is the pastoral poems for which he is chiefly famous, Theocritus also wrote hymns to the gods, mime depictions of everyday life, short narrative epics, epigrams, and encomia of the powerful.

The great variety of his work illustrates the rich and flourishing poetic culture of what was a golden age for Greek poetry.



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