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Theocritus (/θiːˈɒkrɪtəs/; Greek: Θεόκριτος, Theokritos; fl. c. 270 BC), the creator of ancient Greek bucolic poetry, flourished in the 3rd century BC.
Little is known of Theocritus beyond what can be inferred from his writings. We must, however, handle these with some caution, since some of the poems (Idylls; Εἰδύλλια) commonly attributed to him have little claim to authenticity. It is clear... more »
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A Countryman's Wooing
DAPHNIS. A MAIDEN.
How fell sage Helen? through a swain like thee.
Nay the true Helen's just now kissing me.
Satyr, ne'er boast: 'what's idler than a kiss?'
Yet in such pleasant idling there is bliss.
I'll wash my mouth: where go thy kisses then?
Wash, and return it- to be kissed again.
Go kiss your oxen, and not unwed maids.
Ne'er boast; for beauty is a dream that fades.
Past grapes are grapes: dead roses ...