Quintus Horatius Flaccus was born #onthisday in history on the 8th December 65 B.C. and died on November 27 B.C. he was known simply was as Horace. He was the Leading Roman lyric Poet, at the time of Augustus. A famous line from his poem is “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.” which was regarded as by the rhetorician Quintilian.
Horace also crafted an elegant Hexameter verses, which was a series of works, friendly in some tones, and fun. Towards the end life of Horace he was in the middle of a change in Roman history which had evolved from a Republic to an Empire. Horace was also an officer in the Republic army and fought in the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C. After that he became great friends with Octavian and became a right-had man in civil affairs, and a spokesman in the new regime.