American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Theocritus Third century B.C. Greek poet who composed the earliest known pastoral poems.
“The one I particularly allude to in Theocritus is in his "Epigrams," I think in the Fourth.”
“In the list of his reading I find, in Greek, Theocritus, the”
“Milon replies with the song of Lityerses -- a string, apparently, of popular rural couplets, such as Theocritus may have heard chanted in the fields.”
“In 'Idylls IV, written by the Greek bucolic poet Theocritus, 3rd century BC, Corydon says to his fellow herdsman:' Be comforted.”
“(London, 1709), written in emulation of Virgil and Theocritus (in which Alexis appears).”
“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.”
“In 'Idylls IV, written by the Greek bucolic poet Theocritus, 3rd century BC, Corydon says to his fellow herdsman: 'Be comforted.”
“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'.”
“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.”
“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.”
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