Tityrus

Any shepherd. So called in allusion to the name familiar from its use in Greek idyls and Virgil's first Eclogue. In the Shepherd's Calendar Spenser calls Chaucer by this name.

Heroes and their feats
Fatigue me, never weary of the pipe
Of Tityrus, assembling as he sang
The rustic throng beneath his favourite beech.

Cowper.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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