Bion Of Smyrna: The Fragments And The Adonis by BionBion Of Smyrna: The Fragments And The Adonis by Bion

Bion Of Smyrna: The Fragments And The Adonis

byBionEditorJ. D. Reed

Paperback | April 23, 2007

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The work of Bion of Smyrna, a Greek poet who lived about 100 BC, survives in seventeen fragments and the longer Epitaph on Adonis. In this edition, J. D. Reed presents a new Greek text of the poems together with a facing translation. The substantial introduction covers Bion's place in the literary tradition, his treatment of ritual and myth in the Adonis poem, his style, and the textual transmission. The full commentary investigates details arising from the texts, with an emphasis on linguistic and literary-historical issues.
Title:Bion Of Smyrna: The Fragments And The AdonisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:April 23, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521035546

ISBN - 13:9780521035545


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Bion's life; 2. Bion bucolicus; 3. Bion adoniazon; 4. Poems possibly by Bion; 5. Dialect; 6. Metre and prosody; 7. Some aspects of style; 8. Bion's influence; 9. The textual transmission; 10. About the texts and commentaries; Bibliographies; Texts and Translations; Commentary; Appendices; Indexes.

Editorial Reviews

"...a valuable work for those interested in Bion Bucolicus, his poetry, and the myth and ritual surroundings Adonis. Especially for students of ancient Greek literature, poetry, and religion." Religious Studies Review