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Horace
Source/Notes:
Lessons in language and grammar (1900 edition)
Horace
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Epistles (c. 20 BC and 14 BC), Book I, Ep. XVIII
Horace
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Epistles Book 2, no. 2, l. 45
Horace
Source/Notes:
Epistles (c. 20 BC and 14 BC), Book I, Epist. XVI


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Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Poet, soldier

Bio: Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. The rhetorician Quintillian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words.

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