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Idylls (Oxford World's Classics) (original 2002; edition 2008)

by Theocritus (Author)

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Title:Idylls (Oxford World's Classics)
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Info:Oxford University Press (2008), Edition: 1, 144 pages
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The Idylls [Translation] by Theocritus (2002)

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    The Bucolics and Eclogues by Virgil (dirkjohnson)
    dirkjohnson: This is the foundation work of the genre in which the Bucolics are placed. Virgil largely copied several of his poems from the Greek of Theocritus.
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A great selection of poems.

I particularly enjoyed Idyll's: 5, 11, 13, 14, 16, 24, 28 and 29. ( )
  EroticsOfThought | Feb 27, 2018 |
"and what finer specimens could [the teacher of Latin and Greek] produce & comment on ... in Belles lettres than Homer, Anacreon, Theocritus, Virgil, Horace, Terence & the Greek tragedians, all of them school books?" - Thomas Jefferson to Jason Chamberlain, 1 Jul. 1814 [PTJ:RS 28:447-448]
  ThomasJefferson | Aug 1, 2014 |
"and what finer specimens could [the teacher of Latin and Greek] produce & comment on ... in Belles lettres than Homer, Anacreon, Theocritus, Virgil, Horace, Terence & the Greek tragedians, all of them school books?" - Thomas Jefferson to Jason Chamberlain, 1 Jul. 1814 [PTJ:RS 28:447-448]
  ThomasJefferson | Jul 15, 2014 |
Often old commentaries are crappy, except for the obvious greats like Jebb.
Cholmeley is a very intelligent older reader of Theocritus, but get the latest edition you can find (I don't know what it is, but I had an older edition once, and it was inferior to the 1930 edition). ( )
  FuficiusFango | May 16, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Theocritusprimary authorall editionscalculated
Chabanon, Michel-Paul-Guy deContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cholmeley, R. J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fawkes, FrancisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lagerlöf, ErlandTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lindsay, JackTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mills, BarrissTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sargent, Thelmasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wells, RobertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Theocritus (308-204 BC) was a Greek Bucolic poet who established the formal characteristics, setting and tone of the pastoral. "The Idylls" evokes the life and arts of the shepherds of his native Sicily, maintaining a balance between idealization and local realism.

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