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The Resource Theocritus, Moschus, Bion, edited and translated by Neil Hopkinson

Theocritus, Moschus, Bion, edited and translated by Neil Hopkinson

Label
Theocritus, Moschus, Bion
Title
Theocritus, Moschus, Bion
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Neil Hopkinson
Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"Theocritus (early third century BCE), born in Syracuse and also active on Cos and at Alexandria, was the inventor of the bucolic genre. Like his contemporary Callimachus, Theocritus was a learned poet who followed the aesthetic, developed a generation earlier by Philitas of Cos (LCL 508), of refashioning traditional literary forms in original ways through tightly organized and highly polished work on a small scale (thus the traditional generic title Idylls: "little forms"). Although Theocritus composed in a variety of genres or generic combinations, including encomium, epigram, hymn, mime, and epyllion, he is best known for the poems set in the countryside, mostly dialogues or song-contests, that combine lyric tone with epic meter and the Doric dialect of his native Sicily to create an idealized and evocatively described pastoral landscape, whose lovelorn inhabitants, presided over by the Nymphs, Pan, and Priapus, use song as a natural mode of expression. The bucolic/pastoral genre was developed by the second and third members of the Greek bucolic canon, Moschus (fl. mid second century BCE, also from Syracuse) and Bion (fl. some fifty years later, from Phlossa near Smyrna), and remained vital through Greco-Roman antiquity and into the modern era."-- Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
STU
Dewey number
881.01
Index
index present
Language note
Texts in Greek with English translations on facing pages; introduction in English
LC call number
PA4442.A2
LC item number
2015
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Theocritus
  • Bion
  • Moschus
  • Hopkinson, Neil
  • Theocritus
  • Theocritus
  • Bion
  • Bion
  • Moschus
  • Moschus
Series statement
Loeb classical library
Series volume
LCL 28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theocritus
  • Country life
  • Greek poetry, Hellenistic
  • Pastoral poetry, Greek
Label
Theocritus, Moschus, Bion, edited and translated by Neil Hopkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
A previous edition of this volume of Loeb classical library, translated by J.M. Edmonds, was published in 1928 and 1996 under the title: The Greek bucolic poets
Bar code
31223113357892
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theocritus: Testimonia ; Idylls ; Fragments ; Epigrams -- Moschus: Testimonia ; Eros the runaway ; Europa ; Lament for Bion ; Megara ; Fragments -- Bion: Testimonia ; Lament for Adonis ; Wedding song of Achilles and Deidamia ; Fragments -- Adonis dead -- Bucolic fragment (P. Rainer 29801) -- Pattern poems (Technopaegnia)
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 590 pages
Isbn
9780674996441
Lccn
2014947085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 909580593
  • (OCoLC)909580593
Label
Theocritus, Moschus, Bion, edited and translated by Neil Hopkinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
A previous edition of this volume of Loeb classical library, translated by J.M. Edmonds, was published in 1928 and 1996 under the title: The Greek bucolic poets
Bar code
31223113357892
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theocritus: Testimonia ; Idylls ; Fragments ; Epigrams -- Moschus: Testimonia ; Eros the runaway ; Europa ; Lament for Bion ; Megara ; Fragments -- Bion: Testimonia ; Lament for Adonis ; Wedding song of Achilles and Deidamia ; Fragments -- Adonis dead -- Bucolic fragment (P. Rainer 29801) -- Pattern poems (Technopaegnia)
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 590 pages
Isbn
9780674996441
Lccn
2014947085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 909580593
  • (OCoLC)909580593

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