Definition of Theocritus in US English:

Theocritus

proper noun

  • (c.310–c.250 BC), Greek poet, born in Sicily. He is chiefly known for his Idylls, which were hexameter poems presenting the lives of imaginary shepherds and which became the model for Virgil's Eclogues.

Pronunciation

Theocritus

/THēˈäkrədəs/