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  • Nobody calls the Theocritean idylls on Heracles and the Dioscuri "hymns," but they are quite as much "hymns" (in our sense) as the "hymn" on

    The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological

  • Those who talk about "Chaeronia" and "Oedipus at Colonnus" (both repeated, so not typos), who treat Robert Graves's Greek Myths and Leonard Cottrell's Bull of Minos as though they were serious works of scholarship, who refer to the "sexless quiescence" of Theocritean shepherds (has Professor Dick looked at Idyll V lately?), and who suppose that Athenian democracy died with the fifth century BC have only themselves to blame if they are misunderstood.

    Waxing Lyric

  • It is not an Italy in Theocritean colors, like the Italy of Virgil's

    Horace and His Influence

  • It is not an Italy in Theocritean colors, like the Italy of Virgil's

    Horace and His Influence

  • You may still find the legendary shepherds here -- curly-haired striplings, reclining _sub tegmine fagi_ in the best Theocritean style, and piping wondrous melodies to their flocks.

    Old Calabria

  • Then there is a charming Theocritean bit of country -- the temperate region at the tail-end of the grove.

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • Theocritean idyll, but does not seem to have been well adapted to Roman treatment; the latter was of two kinds; it was either a real communication on some subject of mutual interest, as that of Horace, or else an imaginary expression of feeling put into the mouth of a mythical hero or heroine, of which the most brilliant examples are those of Ovid.

    The History of Roman Literature From the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius

  • He fixes gladly on mentions of hooks in the Bible, omitting Homer, and that excellent Theocritean dialogue of the two old anglers and the fish of gold, which would have delighted Izaak, had he known it; but he was no great scholar.

    Introduction to the Compleat Angler

  • The difficulty is to stop choosing, where all the verses of the modern Greek peasants are so rich in Theocritean memories, so ardent, so delicate, so full of flowers and birds and the music of fountains.

    Theocritus Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose

  • Narcissus, a work full of the true Theocritean sympathy for the natural picturesqueness of shepherd life, and entirely delightful to all who love the peculiar qualities of Italian scenery.



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