Poetry and Myth in Ancient Pastoral : Essays on Theocritus and Virgil / Charles Segal.

Segal, Charles [Browse]
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  • Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2014]
  • ©2014
1 online resource (361 pages).


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Collected in this volume are fifteen essays, previously published in a wide variety of journals, on the pastoral poetry of Theocritus and Virgil.Originally published in 1981.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction. Poets and Goatherds, Forests and Consuls: Art, Imagination, and Realism in Ancient Pastoral Poetry
  • 1. "Since Daphnis Dies": The Meaning of Theocritus' First Idyll
  • 2. Death by Water: A Narrative Pattern in Theocritus (Idylls 1, 13, 22, 23)
  • 3. Adonis and Aphrodite: Theocritus, Idyll 3.48
  • 4. Simaetha and the lynx (Theocritus, Idyll 2)
  • 5. Theocritean Criticism and the Interpretation of the Fourth Idyll
  • 6. Theocritus' Seventh Idyll and Lycidas
  • 7. Simichidas' Modesty: Theocritus, Idyll 7.44
  • 8. Thematic Coherence in Theocritus' Bucolic Idylls
  • 9. Landscape into Myth: Theocritus' Bucolic Poetry
  • 10. Virgil's Caelatum Opus: An Interpretation of the Third Eclogue
  • 11. Pastoral Realism and the Golden Age: Correspondence and Contrast between Virgil's Third and Fourth Eclogues
  • 12. Tamen Cantabitis, Arcades: Exile and Arcadia in Eclogues 1 and 9
  • 13. Virgil's Sixth Eclogue and the Problem of Evil
  • 14. Two Fauns and a Naiad? (Virgil, Eel. 6.13-26)
  • 15. Caves, Pan, and Silenus: Virgil's Sixth Eclogue and the Pastoral Epigrams of Theocritus
  • Index
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  • 979780360
  • 984642949
  • 10.1515/9781400856893
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