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Poet (c. 310 BC — c. 250 BC)


Kathryn J. Gutzwiller. Theocritus' Pastoral Analogies: The Formation of a Genre. University of Wisconsin Press. 1991. 304pp.

Richard Hunter. Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 207pp.

Mark Payne. Theocritus and the Invention of Fiction. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 192pp.

Thomas G. Rosenmeyer. The Green Cabinet: Theocritus and European Pastoral Poetry. Bristol Classical Press. 2004. 364pp.

Laura Rossi. The Epigrams Ascribed to Theocritus: A Method of Approach. Peeters. 2001. 417pp.

Steven F. Walker. Theocritus. Twayne. 1980. 167pp.

Clayton Zimmerman. The Pastoral Narcissus: A Study of the First Idyll of Theocritus. Rowman & Littlefield. 1994. 111pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1446)

  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.235)

  7. Greek and Latin Authors 800BC-1000AD (pp.428-29)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1017)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.480)

  10. Who's Who in the Greek World (p.237)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.43)

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