Theocritus: A Selection: Idylls 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13

Theocritus: A Selection: Idylls 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13

by Theocritus
     
 

ISBN-10: 052157420X

ISBN-13: 9780521574204

Pub. Date: 08/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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, and how his poems, through their influence on Virgil, established the Western pastoral tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574204
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Theocritus; 2. Bucolic poetry; 3. Loci amoeni; 4. Metre; 5. Language; 6. Transmission; Theocritus, a selection; Commentary.

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