Bion (bĪˈən) [key], fl. 2d cent.? B.C., Greek bucolic poet, an imitator of Theocritus, b. Phlossa, near Smyrna. Only fragments of his work survive. The Lament for Adonis, attributed to him, was the model for Shelley's Adonais and was translated by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
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