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A title given by the Roman writers to various poets, especially to Pacuvius (Epist. ii. 1, 56) and Catullus (Ovid, Amor. iii. 9, 62; Mart. viii. 73, 8). It is to be understood in the sense of “accomplished,” “polished.” Cf. Hor. Odes, i. 1, 29, where it is applied to poets in general, as being taught by the Muses.

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    • Ovid, Amores, 3.9
    • Martial, Epigrammata, 8.73
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