- The Bacchanals Agave of the vermeil-tinted cheek And Ino and...
- The Sorceress Where are the bay-leaves, Thestylis, and the ...
- Hylas Not for us only, Nicias, (vain the dream,) Sprung from...
- The Triumph of Daphnis DAPHNIS. MENALCAS. A ...
- The Herdsmen BATTUS. CORYDON. BATTUS. Who owns these ...
- The Death of Daphnis THYRSIS. A GOATHERD. THYRSIS. Sweet ...
- A Countryman's Wooing DAPHNIS. A MAIDEN. THE MAIDEN. How ...
Theocritus (/θiːˈɒkrɪtəs/; Greek: Θεόκριτος, Theokritos; fl. c. 270 BC), the creator of ancient Greek bucolic poetry, flourished in the 3rd century BC.
Little is known of Theocritus beyond what can be inferred from his writings. We must, however, handle these with some caution, since some of the poems (Idylls; Εἰδύλλια) commonly attributed to him have little claim to authenticity. It is clear... more »
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Where are the bay-leaves, Thestylis, and the charms?
Fetch all; with fiery wool the caldron crown;
Let glamour win me back my false lord's heart!
Twelve days the wretch hath not come nigh to me,
Nor made enquiry if I die or live,
Nor clamoured (oh unkindness!) at my door.
Sure his swift fancy wanders otherwhere,
The slave of Aphrodite and of Love.
I'll off to Timagetus' wrestling-school
At dawn, that I may see him and denounce
His doings; but I'll charm him now with charms.
So shine out fair, O moon! To thee I sing
My soft low song: to thee and ...