Moschus

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Moschus (mŏs´kəs), fl. c.150 BC, Greek bucolic poet of the school of Theocritus. He is called a Syracusan and lived in Alexandria. Among his few extant pieces is an idyl on Europa. Although Lament for Bion, a beautiful dirge has traditionally been ascribed to Moschus, it is probably of later date.

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Moschus (musk-deer) See MOSCHIDAE; PALAEOMERYCIDAE.