Maecenas


Mae·ce·nas

noun \mi-ˈsē-nəs\

Definition of MAECENAS

:  a generous patron especially of literature or art

Origin of MAECENAS

Latin, from Gaius Maecenas †8 b.c. Roman statesman & patron of literature
First Known Use: 1542

Mae·ce·nas

biographical name \mi-ˈsē-nəs\

Definition of MAECENAS

Gaius ca 70–8 b.c. Rom. statesman & patron of literature

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