a masculine name
Origin of Horacefrom Classical Latin Horatius: see Horatio
(L. name Quintus Horatius Flaccus) 65-8 ; Rom. poet: known for his odes
Originally Quintus Horatius Flaccus. 65-8 BC
Roman lyric poet. His Odes and Satires have exerted a major influence on English poetry.
- 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.
- A male given name