Gaius Maecenas

Politician

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Who is Gaius Maecenas?

Gaius Cilnius Maecenas was an ally, friend and political advisor to Octavian as well as an important patron for the new generation of Augustan poets. During the reign of Augustus, Maecenas served as a quasi-culture minister to the Emperor.

His name has become a byword for a wealthy, generous and enlightened patron of the arts.

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on July 23, 2013

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