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Mae•ce•nasmiˈsi nəs, maɪ-(n.)

  1. Gaius Cilnius, c70–8 b .c ., Roman statesman: friend and patron of Horace and Virgil.

    Category: Biography, Ancient History

  2. a generous patron, esp. of art or literature.


  1. Maecenas(Noun)

    A generous benefactor; specifically, a patron of literature or art.

  2. Origin: From mecenas, and its source, Maecenas, from the name of , Roman statesman and patron of Horace and Virgil.

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