Theocritus

(270 BC / Syracuse, Italy)

Theocritus Poems

1. The Herdsmen 3/1/2016
2. The Triumph of Daphnis 3/1/2016
3. The Sorceress 3/1/2016
4. The Bacchanals 3/1/2016
5. The Death of Adonis 3/1/2016
6. The Distaff 3/1/2016
7. The Drawn Battle 3/1/2016
8. Epitaph of Cleita, Nurse of Medeius 3/1/2016
9. Epitaph of Cleonicus 3/1/2016
10. Epitaph of Eurymedon 3/1/2016
11. Epitaph of Eusthenes 3/1/2016
12. Epitaph of Hipponax 3/1/2016
13. For a Statue of Æscalupius 3/1/2016
14. For a Statue of Anacreon 3/1/2016
15. For a Statue of the Heavenly Aphrodite 3/1/2016
16. For a Statue of the Muses 3/1/2016
17. For a Tripod Erected by Damoteles to Bacchus 3/1/2016
18. The Giant's Wooing 3/1/2016
19. Harvest-Home 3/1/2016
20. Heracles the Lion Slayer 3/1/2016
21. Hylas 3/1/2016
22. The Love of Thyonichus 3/1/2016
23. Loves 3/1/2016
24. Loves(II) 3/1/2016
25. Love Stealing Honey 3/1/2016
26. Ortho's Epitaph 3/1/2016
27. Pastorals 3/1/2016
28. Poor Thyrsus! 3/1/2016
29. The Serenade 3/1/2016
30. Sing Something Sweet 3/1/2016
31. A Statue of Figwood 3/1/2016
32. The Sweethearts 3/1/2016
33. To Archilochus 3/1/2016
34. To Epicharmus 3/1/2016
35. The Two Ladies of Syracuse 3/1/2016
36. The Two Workmen 3/1/2016
37. Under a Statue of Peisander 3/1/2016
38. First Idyll 10/23/2015
39. The Battle of the Bards 3/1/2016
40. A Countryman's Wooing 3/1/2016
Best Poem of Theocritus

The Death of Daphnis

THYRSIS. A GOATHERD.
THYRSIS.
Sweet are the whispers of yon pine that makes
Low music o'er the spring, and, Goatherd, sweet
Thy piping; second thou to Pan alone.
Is his the horned ram? then thine the goat.
Is his the goat? to thee shall fall the kid;
And toothsome is the flesh of unmilked kids.

GOATHERD.
Shepherd, thy lay is as the noise of streams
Falling and falling aye from yon tall crag.
If for their meed the Muses claim the ewe,
Be thine the stall-fed lamb; or if they choose
The lamb, take thou the scarce less-valued ewe.
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The Battle of the Bards

COMETAS. LACON. MORSON.
COMETAS.
Goats, from a shepherd who stands here, from Lacon, keep away:
Sibyrtas owns him; and he stole my goatskin yesterday.

LACON.
Hi! lambs! avoid yon fountain. Have ye not eyes to see
Cometas, him who filched a pipe but two days back from me?

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