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Maecenas, Gaius Line breaks: Gaius Mae|ce¦nas
Pronunciation: /mʌɪˈsiːnəs/

Definition of Maecenas, Gaius in English:

( Circa 70-8 bc), Roman statesman. He was a trusted adviser of Augustus and a notable patron of poets such as Virgil and Horace.

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