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Pastoral poetry was the invention of the Hellenistic poet Theocritus (c. 300–260 bce), whose extant works comprise about a dozen bucolic works with rustic set…

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Marsh, David, “Pastoral”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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