Theocritus

[ thee-ok-ri-tuh s ]
/ θiˈɒk rɪ təs /

noun

flourished c270 b.c., Greek poet.

OTHER WORDS FROM Theocritus

The·oc·ri·te·an [thee-ok-ri-tee-uh n] /θiˌɒk rɪˈti ən/, The·oc·ri·tan, adjective
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Theocritus
/ (θɪˈɒkrɪtəs) /

noun

?310–?250 bc, Greek poet, born in Syracuse. He wrote the first pastoral poems in Greek literature and was closely imitated by Virgil

Derived forms of Theocritus

Theocritan or Theocritean (θɪˌɒkrɪˈtiːən), adjective, noun
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