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 (prī-ā′pĭk, -ăp′ĭk) also pri·a·pe·an (prī′ə-pē′ən)
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus; phallic.
2. Characterized by or exhibiting unrestrained or excessive male sexual activity.

[From priapus.]
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Frischer's allowance for the Horatian sermo to include, in different proportions, elements of three root genres (technical handbook, didactic poem, and verse epistle), means that we have poems as diverse as the Priapean Satire (Satire 1.
The Priapean cake at Trimalchio's party (60,4-7) is a sexual travesty: 'the spray of saffron juice, hitting the faces of the guests, is intended to stand for ejaculation' (Rudich 1997, 208); his zodiac dish features a myriad of sexual innuendo (Sat.
Ever the student of Virgilian poetics, Bembo strove in these youthful works to imitate his favorite classical poet in both his mythopoetic narrative poems ("Benacus" and "Sarca") and his erotic "Faunus" poems, since he most likely considered Virgil to have been the author of the Priapean corpus of poems familiar to him from the Aldine edition of 1517.