Horace

Horace as imagined by Anton von Werner (1843-1915)
Horace as imagined by Anton von Werner (1843-1915)




(65 BC - 8 AD) Quintus Horatius Flaccus (aka Horace) was the leading Roman poet during the era that saw the end of the Roman republic. He was also the first known person to promote the key descriptivist dictum that usage is the norm by which correctness is judged.



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