Theocritus

(315 BC - 260 BC / Greece)

Poems of Theocritus

1. A Countryman's Wooing 9/24/2012
2. A Statue of Figwood 9/24/2012
3. Epitaph of Cleita, Nurse of Medeius 9/24/2012
4. Epitaph of Cleonicus 9/24/2012
5. Epitaph of Eurymedon 9/24/2012
6. Epitaph of Eurymedon 9/24/2012
7. Epitaph of Eusthenes 9/24/2012
8. Epitaph of Hipponax 9/24/2012
9. For a Statue of Æscalupius 9/24/2012
10. For a Statue of Anacreon 9/24/2012
11. For a Statue of the Heavenly Aphrodite 9/24/2012
12. For a Statue of the Muses 9/24/2012
13. For a Tripod Erected by Damoteles to Bacchus 9/24/2012
14. Harvest-Home 9/24/2012
15. Heracles the Lion Slayer 9/24/2012
16. Hylas 9/24/2012
17. Idyll XII 1/1/2004
18. Idyll XXX 1/1/2004
19. Love Stealing Honey 9/24/2012
20. Loves 9/24/2012

Idyll XII

Art come, dear youth? two days and nights away!
(Who burn with love, grow aged in a day.)
As much as apples sweet the damson crude
Excel; the blooming spring the winter rude;
In fleece the sheep her lamb; the maiden in sweetness
The thrice-wed dame; the fawn the calf in fleetness;
The nightingale in song all feathered kind-
So much thy longed-for presence cheers my mind.
To thee I hasten, as to shady beech,

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