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Horace (Quintus Horātius Flaccus) 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

(65–8 bc).Son of a freedman with a modest landholding in Venusia. As a public auctioneer, his father earned enough to send him to Rome and then Athens for an education matching that of a typical upper‐class Roman of the time. This ambitious education was intended to help Horace rise in society, and at first the plan met with success. While in Athens, Horace joined the army of ... ...

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