Examples from the Web for maecenas
Maecenas vitae quam vitae ex laoreet tempor vitae in tortor.
He was fond of literature, and gave up to reading the early hours of the night; and scholars called him another Maecenas.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Such were the qualities which, according to his own account, recommended Horace to the intimate friendship of Maecenas.The Roman Poets of the Republic|William Young Sellar
Maecenas was of a melancholy temperament, and liable to great depression of spirits.
His intimacy with Maecenas was strengthened and he had become the familiar friend of the great minister.
We have seen that he was more than content with the moderate fortune secured to him by Maecenas.
"a generous patron of literature or the arts," 1560s, from name of Gaius Clinius Maecenas (died 8 B.C.E.), Roman patron of Horace and Virgil.