• I was a Latin poet and satirist, born in Italy.
  • The son of a freed slave I was educated at Rome and Athens.
  • Through the influence of Virgil, I came under the patronage of Maecenas, a minister of Octavianus.
  • I was given a farm in the Sabine Hills, where I devoted myself to writing.
  • I became the unrivalled lyric poet of my time.

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