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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Horace(noun)

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


  1. Horace(ProperNoun)

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


  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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  1. chorea, ochrea, orache

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  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. Donald O. Rickter:

    Historical reminder Always put Horace before Descartes.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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