Bion of Smyrna
(478 words)

1st cent. BC; Greek bucolic poet (along with Theocritus [2] and Moschus [3] of Syracuse).


A total of 19 small poetical pieces are ascribed to Bion. These include: the Epitáphios Adṓnidos, the Epithalámios Achilléōs kaì Dēidameías, and 17 Boukoliká. The two first-mentioned poems are probably spurious. Man…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Bion of Smyrna”, 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 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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