Theocritus

(270 BC / Syracuse, Italy)

Theocritus Poems

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

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?

COMETAS.
Sibyrtas' bondsman own a pipe? whence gotst thou that, and how?
Tootling through straws with Corydon mayhap's beneath thee now?

LACON.
'Twas Lycon's gift, your highness. But pray, Cometas, say,
What is that skin wherewith thou saidst that Lacon walked away?
Why, ...

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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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