g. c. maecenas


[mee-see-nuhs, mahy-]
Gaius Cilnius [sil-nee-uhs] , c70–8 b.c, Roman statesman: friend and patron of Horace and Vergil.
a generous patron or supporter, especially of art, music, or literature.
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Maecenas (miːˈsiːnæs)
1.  Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?70--8 bc, Roman statesman; adviser to Augustus and patron of Horace and Virgil
2.  a wealthy patron of the arts

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