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Horace

[hawr-is, hor-] /ˈhɔr ɪs, ˈhɒr-/
noun
1.
(Quintus Horatius Flaccus) 65–8 b.c, Roman poet and satirist.
2.
a male given name.
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Horace

/ˈhɒrɪs/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for quintus horatius flaccus

Horace

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.

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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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