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Article expanded to include discussion of Maecenas's work and his influence on other Augustan poets. Bibliography updated to incorporate recent scholarship.

Updated on 26 April 2017. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 15 October 2019

Statesman, pleasure lover, and literary patron, C. Cilnius Maecenas was born on April 13 (Hor. C. 4.11.14–16) between 78 and 64 bce, in or near Arretium in Etruria. The nomen Maecenas may derive from ... More

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