Quintus Horatius Flaccus, born in 65 BC and known more commenly as Horace, was a famous Latin poet. He was born in Venusia, and he is now regarded as one of the greatest of the lyric poets of Rome. Vergil introduced him to Maecenas, who gave him a farm in the Sabine Hills, where he lived for most of the rest of his life, apart from visits to Rome. He paints a very vivid picture of Roman society and captures the spirit of the Augustan age in his poetry, representing a time of peace and the cultivation of the arts. He died in 8 BC.