mostraligabue
» » Idylls (Oxford World's Classics)

ePub Idylls (Oxford World's Classics) download

by Theocritus,Anthony Verity,Richard Hunter

ePub Idylls (Oxford World's Classics) download
Author:
Theocritus,Anthony Verity,Richard Hunter
ISBN13:
978-0192839848
ISBN:
0192839845
Language:
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (August 21, 2003)
Category:
Subcategory:
History & Criticism
ePub file:
1982 kb
Fb2 file:
1338 kb
Other formats:
azw rtf lit docx
Rating:
4.7
Votes:
149

Only 19 left in stock (more on the way). My interest in his "Idylls" stemmed from Theocritus being one of only two other classical writers to talk about the murder of Pentheus depicted in Euripides's tragedy "The Bacchae," the other being Ovid in the "Metamorphoses. This particular poem is neither pastoral nor part of the bucolic tradition, so it may well have been written by the actual Theocritus.

Oxford World's Classics

Oxford World's Classics. Theocritus is a key figure in the development of Western literature; he invented pastoral poetry and was the principal model for Virgil in his Eclogues, hence he is a component of classical and English literature courses.

About the Author: Anthony Verity is Formerly Headmaster of Leeds Grammar School and Master of Dulwich College. Richard Hunter is Regius Professor of Greek, University of Cambridge.

Hardcover: 138 pages. Anthony Verity was formerly Headmaster of Leeds Grammar School and Master of Dulwich College. In his retirement he acts as an educational consultant.

Theocritus: Idylls, (2003) translated by Anthony Verity with an introduction and notes by Richard Hunter, Oxford University Press. Hunter, Richard L. 1996. Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Paperback, Oxford World's Classics, 172 pages

Paperback, Oxford World's Classics, 172 pages. Published September 1st 2003 by Oxford University Press (first published -270). Anthony Verity’s translations are so vibrant that I felt at times as if I were reading slices of real life, even when the topics included mythical gods or ancient folk tales.

Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Anthony Verity was formerly Headmaster of Leeds Grammar School and Master of Dulwich College. Idylls Oxford world's classics. Theocritus, Fellow of Pembroke College and University Lecturer in Classics Richard Hunter.

Oxford University Press. Серия: Oxford World's Classics. Concerned for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centred fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, whilst Marianne's unswerving belief in the truth of her own feelings makes her more dangerously susceptible to the designs of unscrupulous men. Through her heroines' parallel experiences of love, loss, and hope, Jane Austen offers a powerful analysis of the ways in which women's lives were shaped by the claustrophobic society in which they had to survive.

A key figure in the development of Western literature, the Greek poet Theocritus of Syracuse, was the inventor of "bucolic" or pastoral poetry in the first half of the third century BC. These vignettes of country life, which center on competitions of song and love are the foundational poems of the western pastoral tradition. They were the principal model for Virgil in the Eclogues and their influence can be seen in the work of Petrarch and Milton. Although it is the pastoral poems for which he is chiefly famous, Theocritus also wrote hymns to the gods, brilliant mime depictions of everyday life, short narrative epics, epigrams, and encomia of the powerful. The great variety of his poems illustrates the rich and flourishing poetic culture of what was a golden age of Greek poetry. Based on the original Greek text, this accurate and fluent translation is the only edition of the complete Idylls currently in print. It includes an accessible introduction by Richard Hunter that describes what is known of Theocritus, the poetic tradition and Theocritus' innovations and what exactly is meant by "bucolic" poetry.
  • I adore Theocritus' writings and this is a fantastic translation with really solid notes that help clarify a lot of points.

  • So nice to enjoy pastoral poetry from 370 BC.

  • Excellent translation that maintains the feeling of the Greek pastoral settings without sacrificing clarity in the English.

  • Nice translation. I found the end notes informative

  • Theocritus was a bucolic poet and native of Syracuse who has often been credited, by both ancient and modern critics, as being the inventor of the genre of pastoral poetry. However, there are also those who argue that while there are poets attributed to Theocritus the bucolic poems in question are from another ancient edition of dubious authorship. Today, Theocritus is primarily of interest to those looking for the historic antecedents of homoerotic poetry; the poet wrote the 14th, 15th, and 17th Idylls in honor of his patron, Ptolemy Soter. There is also a poem to a beautiful youth that is considered from that perspective. My interest in his "Idylls" stemmed from Theocritus being one of only two other classical writers to talk about the murder of Pentheus depicted in Euripides's tragedy "The Bacchae," the other being Ovid in the "Metamorphoses." This particular poem is neither pastoral nor part of the bucolic tradition, so it may well have been written by the actual Theocritus.
    For those interested in pastoral poems about shepherds and their ilk, the most famous Bucolics are: I, where Thyrsis sings to a goatherd the story of Daphis, the herdsman who died rather than yield to the power of Aphrodite; VII, "The Harvest Feast," which features a gathering of poets on the island of Cos; and a set of Idylls, VI and XI, which has Polyphemus, the cyclops from the "Odyssey," in love with the sea-nymph Galatea. There is also a marriage song for Helen that will be of passing interest to teachers and students of mythology. The rest of the poems are of lesser interest both from the perspective of mythology and, I would think, of those who study ancient poetry, although several are interesting in that they were apparently commissioned by rather ordinary folk for loved ones. Such poems are of a dramatic or mimetic nature, offering poetic pictures of the ordinary life of the common folk of Sicily in the 3rd century B.C. Consequently, although a minor classical poet all things considered, there are several elements worthy of note in his work.

  • This is an air-tight edition of the bucolic poet. The introduction has everyone the reader wants to know, and the Greek translation is an excellent read. I wish they would have included all of the extant poems, and used footnotes, but even so, this was a pleasure to use.