A name given to the extensive fragments of two bucolic poems in Latin of unknown
authorship, contained in a MS. of the tenth century found at Einsiedeln. One has fortynine
hexameters and the other thirty-nine. The first is a poetical contest and the second a
dialogne. The last line of the second poem is that of Verg.
Ecl. iv. 10.
Both poems praise Nero in a fulsome vein. For criticism
see Bücheler in the Rhein. Museum
, xxvi. 235; and Peiper in the
preface to his Senecae Trag.
suppl. (Breslau, 1870)
. The style
resembles that of Calpurnius