Theocritus A Selection

Author: Theocritus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521574204
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Theocritus A Selection from the Author: Theocritus. This is the first full-scale commentary on poems by Theocritus since Gow's edition of 1950, and the first to exploit the recent revolution in the study of Hellenistic and Roman poetry; the poems included in this volume (Idylls 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13) are principally the bucolic poems which, through their influence on Virgil, established the Western pastoral tradition. The focus of the commentary is literary - both on how Theocritus exploited the classical heritage for a new type of poetry, and on what that poetry meant in the third century BC. The commentary, together with the introductory essays to each poem, makes a major contribution to the understanding of this extraordinary poetic form. The Introduction explores the meaning of 'bucolic', the presentation of a stylised countryside, the importance of eros in the bucolic world, and Theocritus' verbal and metrical style.

Idylls

Author: Theocritus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192839848
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Idylls from the Author: Theocritus. Eucritus and I and pretty Amyntas turned aside To the farm of Phrasidamus, where we sank down With pleasure on deep-piled couches of sweet rushes, And vine leaves freshly stripped from the bush.' The Greek poet Theocritus of Syracuse (first half of the third century 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, brilliant mime depictions of everyday life, short narrative epics, epigrams, and encomia of the powerful. The great variety of his poems illustrates the rich and flourishing poetic culture of what was a golden age for Greek poetry.

Theocritus

Author: Charles Stuart Calverley
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Theocritus from the Author: Charles Stuart Calverley.

Theocritus

Author: Theocritus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521066167
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Theocritus from the Author: Theocritus. First published in 1950 and followed by this second edition in 1952, Gow's Theocritus comprises an authoritative text and translation of the works of the creator of Greek bucolic poetry, with an extensive commentary. The first volume presents an accessible edition with a full apparatus criticus, along with an elegant facing translation. In addition, there is a full introduction covering the life of Theocritus and the text of the poems (including a history of the manuscript). In this volume, the text of the Idylls, Epigrams, the Syrinx and Fragments can be found. The second volume presents the commentary on which Gow worked for sixteen years. Following this there is a full Greek index and a plate section, designed to render many passages of the Greek more easily accessible.

Theocritus And The Archaeology Of Greek Poetry

Author: Richard L. Hunter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521035262
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Theocritus And The Archaeology Of Greek Poetry from the Author: Richard L. Hunter. The poems of Theocritus are our best witness to a brilliant poetic culture that flourished in the first half of the third century BC. This book considers the context from which these poems grew and, in particular, the manner in which they engage with and recreate the poetic forms of the Greek archaic age. The focus is not on the familiar bucolic poems of Theocritus, but on the hymns, mimes and erotic poems of the second half of the corpus. Recent papyri have greatly increased our understanding of how Theocritus read archaic poetry, and these discoveries are fully exploited in a set of readings which will change the way we look at Hellenistic poetry.

Theocritus And The Invention Of Fiction

Author: Mark Payne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139464302
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Theocritus And The Invention Of Fiction from the Author: Mark Payne. The bucolic Idylls of Theocritus are the first literature to invent a fully fictional world that is not an image of reality but an alternative to it. It is thereby distinguished from the other Idylls and from Hellenistic poetry as a whole. This book examines these poems in the light of ancient and modern conceptions of fictionality. It explores how access to this fictional world is mediated by form and how this world appears as an object of desire for the characters within it. The argument culminates in a fresh reading of Idyll 7, where Professor Payne discusses the encounter between author and fictional creation in the poem and its importance for the later pastoral tradition. Close readings of Theocritus, Callimachus, Hermesianax and the Lament for Bion are supplemented with parallels from modern contemporary fiction and an extended discussion of the heteronymic poetry of Fernando Pessoa.

Poetry And Myth In Ancient Pastoral

Author: Charles Segal
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400856892
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Poetry And Myth In Ancient Pastoral from the Author: Charles Segal. Collected in this volume are fifteen essays, previously published in a wide variety of journals, on the pastoral poetry of Theocritus and Virgil. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Pastoral Narcissus

Author: Clayton Zimmerman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847679621
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The Pastoral Narcissus from the Author: Clayton Zimmerman. This treatment of the First Idyll demonstrates that Theocritus is evoking the Narcissus myth. The author uses his reading of Daphnis to inform other bucolic poems in the corpus, and to expose the connection between Daphnis and a Theocritean ideal of poetic composition.