The Death of Daphnis.
THYRSIS. A GOATHERD.
Sweet are the whispers of
yon pine that makes
The Greek author Theocritus (ca. 310-ca. 245 BC) is credited with being the first and greatest pastoral poet. He expressed great delight in nature and rural life.The best source for the biography of T...
Theocritus's importance to literary history lies in his invention of the pastoral genre. Although other Hellenistic poets wrote on rustic themes, Virgil sealed Theocritus's claim to be the first pasto...