n.1.A poem in which persons are represented at speaking alternately; as the third and seventh eclogues of Virgil.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This male character, assumed to be the poet himself, (36) is involved in a complex answer-poem (carmen amoebaeum) with a previous beloved, Lydia.
Furthermore, Odes 3.9 identifies the competitive aspect involved in a capping response as the essence of the answer-poem (carmen amoebaeum) of bucolic poetry (46)--and inverts it completely.