American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Horace Originally Quintus Horatius Flaccus. 65-8 B.C. Roman lyric poet. His Odes and Satires have exerted a major influence on English poetry.
- n. 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.
- n. A male given name
- n. Roman lyric poet said to have influenced English poetry (65-8 BC)
- From Latin Horatius, a Roman family name of obscure origin, possibly from Etruscan. (Wiktionary)
“[Illustration: LITTLE PRUDY'S CAPTAIN HORACE.] "You wide-awake little boys, who make whistles of willow, and go fishing and training, -- Horace is very much like you, I suppose.”
“Horace is probably merrytackling Renee favant harkfast.”
“Why He Should Return: Horace is a great character that works even better when he's a ghostly vision, as seen in "Cabin Fever.”
“Horace is survived by the mother of his four children, F.V. Hancock-Smith; his children, F. Sharon Church of Kernersville,”
“Eventually, the comedy began to supplant the music, but Eldon still sometimes plays with old mates in a covers outfit called Horace Batchelor And The Zeebra Kitten Blues Band.”
“The historical interdependence of linguistic and visual figures, articulated in Horace's Art of Poetry, thrives in Alberti's definition of istoria in De pictura and in Castiglione's self-deprecating description of the Book of the Courtier as a "picture" by a "humble painter" (from the dedicatory letter to Lord Dom Miguel de Silva, bishop of Viseu).”
“The tradition of ut pictura poesis, described in Horace's Art of Poetry, and Aristotle's mimesis historia, the imitation of human events discussed in Poetics, is embedded in Alberti's articulation of istoria.”
“In June, Crandon told Doyle that he dispatched his sister Laura to England to “bring back to me a small boy whom we discovered there in December, whom we are going to adopt” by the name of Horace Newton.”
“‘How could anyone with the name of Horace Cowett make anybody laugh?’”
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