Theocritus Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Theocritus.

  • 2 Biographies
  • 10 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more
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Biographies (2)

338 words, approx. 2 pages
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... Read more
4,713 words, approx. 16 pages
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... Read more