Maecenas[mī sē′nəs, mi-]
Maecenas definition by Webster's New World
any wealthy, generous patron, esp. of literature or art
Origin: after (Gaius Cilnius) Maecenas
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Maecenas, (Gaius Cilnius) 70?-8 ; Rom. statesman & patron of Horace & Virgil
Maecenas definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Gaius 70?-8 B.C.
Roman politician and patron of Horace and Virgil.