The green cabinet: Theocritus and the European pastoral lyric
This volume looks at Theocritus as both a source for Vergil and later writers and as a significant poet in his own right. It gives an insight into this classical author which may prove relevant not only for classicists but also for all studying the pastoral tradition in literature.
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A. S. F. Gow ancient pastoral animals Anthol Arcadia Aristophanes Athenaeus beauty bower bucolic Callimachus Calpurnius Chapter characters cited comparison contest critics critus Cyclops Daphnis Dicaearchus discussion drama E. K. Chambers Eclogue elegy Empson English Pastoral epic Epicurean Epicurus epigrams especially example Faunus feeling flowers frag freedom genre goat goatherd gods Golden Age Greek grove Hellenistic herdsmen Hesiodic Homer Horace humor Idyll landscape lines literary literature locus amoenus lover Lucretius Lycidas means melancholy Menalcas Milton's mood motif nature non-pastoral Nymphs otium passion pastoral lament pastoral lyric pastoral poem pastoral poetry pastoral tradition pastoralists pathetic fallacy philosophical pipe pleasance poet poetic Poggioli ponos praise priamel Purney Renaissance Roman rustic satire scene sense sheep shepherd similes simplicity singer singing song Spenser Stoic suggest symbolic theme Theo Theocritean pastoral Theocritus Theocritus and Virgil Thyrsis tree trope verse Virgil Virgil's Eclogues Virgilian writing