AdvisorWhite, Cynthia K.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis examines Theocritus' use of the mythic herdsman Daphnis in Idylls 1 and 7 and compares the accounts there with accounts of similar figures such as Adonis, Attis, and Osiris in other ancient authors. I focus especially on Daphnis' associations with death and resurrection and with honey, which I argue functions for Theocritus as an emblem of the immortalizing powers of poetry.
Degree ProgramGraduate College