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Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English world as Horace (65 - 8 B.C.), leading lyric poet in Latin.

Horace was the son of a freedman, but himself born free. His father spent considerable amounts of money on Horace's education, including sending him to Athens for the study of Greek and philosophy.

Horace came to the attention of Maecenas, friend and confidant of Augustus.

Odes. Epodes. Satires. Letters.