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masc. proper name, from French, from Latin Horatius, name of a Roman gens. The poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.E.). The form Horatio is influenced by the Italian version of the name, Orazio.
An ancient Roman poet, known for his odes. Horace insisted that poetry should offer both pleasure and instruction.