quintus horatius flaccus

Horace

[hawr-is, hor-]
noun
1.
(Quintus Horatius Flaccus) 65–8 b.c, Roman poet and satirist.
2.
a male given name.
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Horace (ˈhɒrɪs)
 
n
Latin name Quintus Horatius Flaccus. 65--8 bc, Roman poet and satirist: his verse includes the lyrics in the Epodes and the Odes, the Epistles and Satires, and the Ars Poetica

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Horace
masc. proper name, from Fr., from L. Horatius, name of a Roman gens. The poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.E.). The form Horatio is infl. by the It. version of the name, Orazio.
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Horace definition


An ancient Roman poet, known for his odes. Horace insisted that poetry should offer both pleasure and instruction.

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