Maecenas

[ mee-see-nuhs, mahy- ]
/ miˈsi nəs, maɪ- /

noun

Gaius Cil·ni·us [sil-nee-uhs], /ˈsɪl ni əs/, c70–8 b.c., Roman statesman: friend and patron of Horace and Vergil.
a generous patron or supporter, especially of art, music, or literature.

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Maecenas
/ (miːˈsiːnæs) /

noun

Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?70–8 bc, Roman statesman; adviser to Augustus and patron of Horace and Virgil
a wealthy patron of the arts
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