Horace

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From Latin Horatius, a Roman family name of obscure origin, possibly from Etruscan.

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Horace (plural Horaces)

  1. Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a poet and philosopher of the Roman Augustan Age. Born 65 BCE in Venusia, died 27 November, 8 BCE 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. A male given name

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