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  1. says:

    The Lament of Adonis Bion Sicilyuite a lovely elegy I cry woe for Adonis and say The beauteous Adonis is dead; and the Loves cry me woe again and say The beauteous Adonis is deadMoschus Sicily Not sure I care for his work as much as Bion shame just the one survivedThe Runaway Love Again Cypris Aphrodite and Adonis but pale in comparison to BionEuropa a bit interesting engaging and lengthy Lament for Bion in the style of Bion's Lament of Ad

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    oops forgot to mark this as read Great translation from what I can gather These poems aren't exactly the most interesting but I was mostly interested in the pastoral tradition and this served the purpose Loeb is excellent as usual

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    The Idylls are nothing but interesting I set on this book for his influence on Vergil but it turns out to be a collection o

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    THEOCRITUS of Syracuse MOSCHUS of Sicily – BION of Smyrna Three bucolic poetsTheocritus gained great fame with his pastoral poemsHe flourished in circa 278 to 270 BC in the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus Egypt Ale

  5. says:

    This book made me want to study Greek While the often staid ninety year old translations were fairly uninspired it was a

  6. says:

    Just finished translating Bion's Epitaph of Adonis Blood crying necrophilia What could you ask for in a poem?

  7. says:

    These were Greeks of a later era of antiuity who composed poetry of the pasture and glen There is only so much a reader can enjoy before the theme runs its course and becomes boring

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R Adonis is floridly brilliant Pattern poems are found in the Greek Anthology a work of many centurie. Just finished translating Bion s Epitaph of Adonis Blood crying necrophilia What could you ask for in a poem

Read & download Greek Bucolic Poets Theocritus Bion Moschus Loeb Classical Library No 28

Greek Bucolic Poets Theocritus Bion Moschus Loeb Classical Library No 28

Theocritus third century BCE was the founder of bucolic poetry The extant poems of Moschus second cen. oops forgot to mark this as read Great translation from what I can gather These poems aren t exactly the most interesting but I was mostly interested in the pastoral tradition and this served the purpose Loeb is excellent as usual Electing Judges usual

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Tury BCE and Bion probably second and first centuries BCE are not really bucolic but Bion s Lament fo. THEOCRITUS of Syracuse MOSCHUS of Sicily BION of Smyrna Three bucolic poetsTheocritus gained great fame with his pastoral poemsHe flourished in circa 278 to 270 BC in the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus Egypt Alexandria and was a contemporary of Aratus Callimachus Nicander and Apollonius of RhodesTheocritus poems are mostly set in the countryside and feature dialogs as well as singing contests between shepherds These lonely rustics may have used songs as a natural means of communication It is uite possible that the idea of a singing contest came to him from real shepherdsRecurrent names Adonis Daphnis Amaryllis Comatas Polyphemus Galatea and Tityrus In the background we have Nymphs Pan Priapus Artemis Appollo of the flocksThis collection also contains Love songs Idylls Fragments Epigrams a poem on an event in the Argonautica a surprising poem on the wedding of Helen to Menelaus and on Heracles s killing the great lion and on Heracles works and adventures as well as othersMoschus is also a composer of bucolic verse Theocritus was first Moschus second and Bion third From Moschus we have here a witty narrative of the girl Europa beeing abducted by Zeus in the shape of a white bull a poem called Lament for Bion then Megara Lament for Adonis and fragments of others as well as pattern poems where the word are written to form patterns like an axe an egg a pan pipe and altarsThough the beauty of the poetry gets lost in translation I enjoy the rich content of Ancient Greek s philosophy mythology and history