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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Theocritus Third century B.C. Greek poet who composed the earliest known pastoral poems.

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  • The one I particularly allude to in Theocritus is in his "Epigrams," I think in the Fourth.

    Rural Hours

  • In the list of his reading I find, in Greek, Theocritus, the

    Notes to The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Milon replies with the song of Lityerses -- a string, apparently, of popular rural couplets, such as Theocritus may have heard chanted in the fields.

    Theocritus Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose

  • In 'Idylls IV, written by the Greek bucolic poet Theocritus, 3rd century BC, Corydon says to his fellow herdsman:' Be comforted.

    entretenir de grands espoirs - French Word-A-Day

  • (London, 1709), written in emulation of Virgil and Theocritus (in which Alexis appears).

    Letter 68

  • Imitating the Greek Bucolica ( "on care of cattle", so named from the poetry's rustic subjects) by Theocritus, Virgil created a Roman version partly by offering a dramatic and mythic interpretation of revolutionary change at Rome in the turbulent period between roughly 44 and 38 BC.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • In 'Idylls IV, written by the Greek bucolic poet Theocritus, 3rd century BC, Corydon says to his fellow herdsman: 'Be comforted.

    entretenir de grands espoirs - French Word-A-Day

  • I remembered it most of all, I had to admit, because it was, in the poet's words, 'an ode in the manner of Theocritus'.

    Books

  • These were thoughts that began with Theocritus, with the Palatine Anthology, with Greeks that we no longer even know of - and endured into the English Romantics and beyond.

    A throat slashed on ice

  • The amount of literary and archaeological evidence attests to the belief in the evil eye in the eastern Mediterranean for more than a millennium starting with Hesiod, Callimachus, Plato, Diodorus Siculus, Theocritus, Plutarch, Heliodorus, Pliny the Elder, and Aulus Gellius.

    Archive 2007-12-01

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