Theocritus: A Selection: Idylls 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13
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 but also how his poems, through their influence on Virgil, established the Western pastoral tradition.
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Review: Theocritus: A Selection: Idylls 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13User Review - Bryant - Goodreads
I started translating these poems in February, and, as almost always happens during the process of translation, I came across strange riches that even the most celebrated published translations must ... Read full review
2 Bucolic poetry
3 The locus amoenus