Maecenas
I. noun Etymology: Latin, from Gaius Maecenas died 8 B.C. Roman statesman & patron of literature Date: 1542 a generous patron especially of literature or art II. biographical name Gaius circa 70-8 B.C. Roman statesman & patron of literature

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  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Maecenas — Maecenas,   Gaius, römischer Ritter aus etruskischem Geschlecht, * 13. 4. um 70 v. Chr., ✝ Rom 8 v. Chr.; war nächst Agrippa der vertrauteste Freund und Helfer des Augustus. Literarisch stark interessiert (er dichtete auch selbst), versammelte er …   Universal-Lexikon

  • MAECENAS — memoratur Iul. Capitolino c. 20. in Maximinis, Profecto igitur ad bellum Maximo, contra Maximinum, Balbinus Romae bellis intestinis et domesticis seditionibus urgebatur, occisis praecipue per populum Gallicano et Maecenate: Confer cum uberiore… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Maecenas — Maecenas1 [mī sē′nəs, misē′nəs] n. [after MAECENAS2 (Gaius Cilnius)] any wealthy, generous patron, esp. of literature or art Maecenas2 [mī sē′nəs, misē′nəs] (Gaius Cilnius) 70? 8 B.C.; Rom. statesman & patron of Horace & Virgil …   English World dictionary

  • Maecenas — Villa von Maecenas in Tivoli, Italien, Jakob Philipp Hackert, 1783 Mae …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • maecenas — n. a generous patron of literature or art. Etymology: Gaius Maecenas, Roman statesman d. 8 BC, the patron of Horace and Virgil * * * mə̇ˈsēnəs, mēˈ also mīˈ noun ( es) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin, after Gaius Maecenas died 8 B.C.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maecenas — n. Gaius Maecenas (70? 8 B.C.), Roman statesman and patron of the arts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maecenas — n. person who is a generous patron of the arts (like Gaius Maecenas) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Maecenas — [mʌɪ si:nəs] noun a generous patron of literature or art. Origin C16: from Gaius Maecenas (c.70–8 BC), Roman statesman and patron of poets …   English new terms dictionary

  • Maecenas —   n. generous patron of the arts, like Gaius Maecenas, patron of Virgil and Horace …   Dictionary of difficult words

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