Quintus Horatius Flaccus , known in the English-speaking world as Horace , was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus . The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words."

Birth: Quintus Horatius FlaccusDecember 8, 65 BC,,

Died: November 27, 8 BC (age 56)

Nickname: Horace

Occupation: Soldier, scriba quaestorius, poet, senator

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