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Maecenas


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After trying to reconcile the triumvirs in Antony and Cleopatra 2.2, encourages Caesar's attack on Antony, 4.1. He is based on C. Cilnius Maecenas (d. 8 bc), friend of Octavius Caesar, best known as the patron of Virgil and Horace.

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Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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