[ hawr-is, hor- ]

  1. Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65–8 b.c., Roman poet and satirist.

  2. a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Horace


/ (ˈhɒrɪs) /

  1. Latin name Quintus Horatius Flaccus. 65–8 bc, Roman poet and satirist: his verse includes the lyrics in the Epodes and the Odes, the Epistles and Satires, and the Ars Poetica

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Cultural definitions for Horace


An ancient Roman poet, known for his odes. Horace insisted that poetry should offer both pleasure and instruction.

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