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Record 21927

Reading Experience:

'In December he read Lang's translation of the elegies by Bion and Moschus that had been Shelley's model for "Adonais".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Dec 1917 and 31 Dec 1917
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Scarborough
county: Yorkshire
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Wilfred Owen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 Mar 1893
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: soldier and poet
Religion: none
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Moschus
Title: 'Epitaph on Bion'
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Lang's translation
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21927  
Source - Print  
  Author: Dominic Hibberd
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Owen the Poet
  Place of Publication: Basingstoke
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 140
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet (Basingstoke, 1986), p. 140,, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:

this is probably the poem in question; it was attributed to Moschus but is not now thought to be definitely his



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