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miˈsi nəs, maɪ-mae·ce·nas

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  1. Maecenasnoun

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

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


  1. Maecenas

    Gaius Cilnius Maecenas (c. 70 – 8 BC) was a friend and political advisor to Octavian (who later reigned as emperor Augustus). He was also an important patron for the new generation of Augustan poets, including both Horace and Virgil. During the reign of Augustus, Maecenas served as a quasi-culture minister to the Roman emperor but in spite of his wealth and power he chose not to enter the Senate, remaining of equestrian rank.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maecenas in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maecenas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    • A. sundog
    • B. auspices
    • C. profaneness
    • D. viverrine

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