The paintings of Bion of Smyrna, a Greek poet who lived approximately a hundred BC, survives in seventeen fragments and the longer Epitaph on Adonis. during this version, J. D. Reed provides a brand new Greek textual content of the poems including a dealing with translation. The huge creation covers Bion's position within the literary culture, his remedy of formality and fable within the Adonis poem, his sort, and the textual transmission. the complete remark investigates information bobbing up from the texts, with an emphasis on linguistic and literary-historical concerns.

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