- From Middle French mecenas, and its source, Latin Maecēnās ("literary patron"), from the name of Gaius Maecenas, Roman statesman and patron of Horace and Virgil. (Wiktionary)
“Not long after that, the Romans arrive to escort Arcturus to a hidden forbidden temple where Maecenas is dead looking like a ghastly imitation of Mithras slaying the bull.”
“She delays "Maecenas" too much and gives it an emphasis far from the subtlety of the original it is also centered on the page, but at least has it, unlike Day Lewis.”
“Octavian’s response to the terms Maecenas brought him was very different.”
“He misspelled "Maecenas," which means a cultural benefactor.”
“There is no longer a 'Maecenas' or 'Lawrence the Magnificent.”
“Virgil and Horace enjoyed the bounty of Gaius Maecenas, and in return wrote poetic ad copy for Gaius' pal Caesar Augustus.”
“From the Nymphaeum, on the ancient site of the Gardens of Licinius, you pass through the Piazza Vittorio into the Gardens of Maecenas on the lower Esquiline, where you see the ruins of the Baths of Titus.”
“Apparently the Emperor has sent fat avaricious Syrian Vibius Maecenas with papers demanding Agricola to resign.”
“The author, Macrobius, culled his material from a collection of witticisms edited in the first century by one Domitius Marsus, who, as a protégé of the Augustan socialite Maecenas, was presumably repeating stories that were making the rounds of Roman court gossip at the time.75”
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