Theocritus 2 Volume Set by TheocritusTheocritus 2 Volume Set by Theocritus

Theocritus 2 Volume Set

byTheocritusEditorA. S. F. Gow

Paperback | October 30, 2008

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First published in 1950 and followed by this second edition in 1952, Gow's Theocritus comprises an authoritative text and translation of the works of the creator of Greek bucolic poetry, with an extensive commentary. The first volume presents an accessible edition with a full apparatus criticus, along with an elegant facing translation. In addition, there is a full introduction covering the life of Theocritus and the text of the poems (including a history of the manuscript). In this volume, the text of the Idylls, Epigrams, the Syrinx and Fragments can be found. The second volume presents the commentary on which Gow worked for sixteen years. Following this there is a full Greek index and a plate section, designed to render many passages of the Greek more easily accessible.
Regarded as the creator of pastoral poetry, Theocritus was a native of Syracuse and lived in Alexandria. About 30 idylls and a number of his epigrams are extant. His genuine love of the country lends freshness and great beauty to the idylls; his bucolic characters are realistic and alive. He is a master of dramatic presentation, descri...
Title:Theocritus 2 Volume SetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1020 pages, 9.02 × 6.02 × 2.68 inPublished:October 30, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521737591

ISBN - 13:9780521737593


Table of Contents

Volume 1: Preface; Introduction; 1. The life of Theocritus; 2. The text of the poems; Text and translation; Volume 2: Commentary; Appendix; Addenda and corrigenda; Indexes; Plates.