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Virgil (70—19 bc) Roman poet

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1 a shepherd singer in Virgil's eighth Eclogue;

2 a name adopted by poets for a rustic swain. Cf. Epitaphium Damonis, Milton's Latin elegy on his friend Diodati.

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