E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A Sicilian shepherd who invented pastoral poetry.
Daphnis. The lover of Chloe in the exquisite Greek pastoral romance of Longos, in the fourth century. Daphnis was the model of Allan Ramsays Gentle Shepherd, and the tale is the basis of St. Pierres Paul and Virginia.