Moschus of Syracuse
(416 words)

middle of the 2nd cent. BC;

Greek bucolic poet (alongside Theocritus [2] and Bion [2] of Smyrna).


In total, Moschus is attributed with eight small poetic works: Érōs drapétēs, Eurṓpē, Epitháphios Bíōnos, Megára, and four Bukoliká. However, only the first two poems can be ascribed to him with complete certainty.


The first four poems are …

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Landfester, Manfred, “Moschus of Syracuse”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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