- flourished c270 b.c., Greek poet.
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Examples from the Web for theocritus
It is like closing a volume of Ossian and opening the pages of Theocritus.The Roof of France
"Let me get something for myself," he says, like the churl in Theocritus.
Theocritus calls the hyacinth black—melan—and so does Vergil.In a Little Town
With certain differences it is the same with our Theocritus.Views and Reviews
William Ernest Henley
It was the method of the old pastoral poets like Theocritus.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens
G. K. Chesterton
- ?310–?250 bc, Greek poet, born in Syracuse. He wrote the first pastoral poems in Greek literature and was closely imitated by Virgil
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