The Greek Bucolic Poets

The Greek Bucolic Poets : With an English Translation (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Greek Bucolic Poets: With an English Translation The external evidence for the life of Theocritus Is scanty enough. Beyond a brief statement in Suidas, a casual phrase in Choeroboscus, the epigram aaaog 6 Xiog, and a comment upon a passage of Ovid, we have only a few short and not always con sistent notes in the commentaries which are contained in the manuscripts. His poems tell us plainly that he was a native of Syracuse, and was familiar also with the districts of Croton and Thurn in Italy, with the island of Cos, with Miletus, and with Alexandria, and that he wrote certain of his works about the twelfth year of Ptolemy Philadelphus. The inscrip tions he composed for the statues of Gods and poets connect him, or at least his fame, also with Teos, Paros, Ephesus, and Camirus. The rest - and that means much of the following account - is conjecture. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 28mm | 730g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 183 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243260210
  • 9780243260218