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Bĭōn (in the class. per. perh. more correctly Bio , analog. to Plato, Meno, Dio, etc.), ōnis, m., = Βίων ῾ὁ Βορυσθενίτης, Strab.),
I.a very witty philosopher of the Cyrenaic school, born at Borysthenes: “facetum illud Bionis,Cic. Tusc. 3, 26, 62.—Hence, Bĭōnēus , a, um, adj., Bionian, for witty, satirical, biting: “hic delectatur iambis, Ille Bioneis sermonibus et sale nigro,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 60 Orell. ad loc. (Bioneis sermonibus, lividis jocis, id est, satira, Acro).—
II. Bion Soleus or Soleusis, a writer on agriculture, Varr. R. R. 1, 1, 8; Plin. 6, 29, 35, § 178.
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