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Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) – (65-8 BC) – Roman poet
I loathe the uneducated man in the street and keep him at a distance.’ So runs the translation of the opening line of one of the most famous poems written by the Latin poet, Horace. He had evidently forgotten his own very humble origins, for he was the son of a freed slave!
Horace did remarkably well in his career. At about 23, he was in command of a detachment of the army of Brutus ip. 39) and Cassius, who were defeated by Antony (p. 39) at Philippi in 42 BC. Despite this, he was received back in Rome, where he was patronized by Maecenas ip- 41) and later introduced to Augustus. The Emperor enjoyed his verses, many of which were satirical, often extremely funny.
Horace – (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)