What does Horace mean?

Definitions for Horace
ˈhɔr ɪs, ˈhɒr-ho·race

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Horacenoun

    Roman lyric poet said to have influenced English poetry (65-8 BC)

Wiktionary

  1. Horacenoun

    Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a poet and philosopher of the Roman Augustan Age. Born 65 in Venusia, died 27 November, 8 in Rome. Horace was a contemporary and friend of Virgil. Although of low birth, Horace was admired by the Emperor Augustus and was offered, but refused, to become his private secretary.

  2. Etymology: From Horatius, a Roman family name of obscure origin, possibly from Etruscan. Possibly from Horus.

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  1. Horace

    Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Classical Latin: [ˈkᶣiːn̪t̪ʊs̠ (h)ɔˈraːt̪iʊs̠ ˈfɫ̪akːʊs̠]; 8 December 65 – 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace (), was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian 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."Horace also crafted elegant hexameter verses (Satires and Epistles) and caustic iambic poetry (Epodes). The hexameters are amusing yet serious works, friendly in tone, leading the ancient satirist Persius to comment: "as his friend laughs, Horace slyly puts his finger on his every fault; once let in, he plays about the heartstrings".His career coincided with Rome's momentous change from a republic to an empire. An officer in the republican army defeated at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, he was befriended by Octavian's right-hand man in civil affairs, Maecenas, and became a spokesman for the new regime. For some commentators, his association with the regime was a delicate balance in which he maintained a strong measure of independence (he was "a master of the graceful sidestep") but for others he was, in John Dryden's phrase, "a well-mannered court slave".

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    Horace (65-8 BC) was a Latin lyric poet and satirist under the emperor Augustus. His full name was Quintus Horatius Flaccus. He is known for his Odes, Satires, and Epistles. His works have had a significant influence on Western literature and philosophy, known for their insights into emotion, politics, and philosophy. The phrase "carpe diem" ("seize the day") is one of Horace's most famous lines.

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  1. Horace

    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." Horace also crafted elegant hexameter verses and caustic iambic poetry. The hexameters are amusing yet serious works, friendly in tone, leading the ancient satirist Persius to comment: "as his friend laughs, Horace slyly puts his finger on his every fault; once let in, he plays about the heartstrings". Some of his iambic poetry has seemed repulsive to modern audiences. His career coincided with Rome's momentous change from Republic to Empire. An officer in the republican army defeated at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, he was befriended by Octavian's right-hand man in civil affairs, Maecenas, and became a spokesman for the new regime. For some commentators, his association with the regime was a delicate balance in which he maintained a strong measure of independence but for others he was, in John Dryden's phrase, "a well-mannered court slave".

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HORACE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Horace is ranked #16437 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Horace surname appeared 1,750 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Horace.

    75% or 1,314 total occurrences were Black.
    17.6% or 309 total occurrences were White.
    2.8% or 50 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 41 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 30 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. chorea

  2. ochrea

  3. orache

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Horace in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Horace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Horace in a Sentence

  1. Peter Brodie:

    One attraction of Latin is that you can immerse yourself in the poems of Horace and Catullus without fretting over how to say, Have a nice day.

  2. Juergen Hammerstaedt:

    It's a philosophical library of Epicurean texts from a time when this philosophy influenced the most important classical Latin authors, such as Virgil, Horace and Cicero, there needs to be much work before one can virtually unroll carbonized papyrus because one will have to develop a digital method that will allow us to follow the layers.

  3. Donald O. Rickter:

    Historical reminder Always put Horace before Descartes.

  4. Andre Taylor:

    The president was extremely gracious, he called at a perfect time during the funeral services. It just lifted Horace up.

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