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Maecenas
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(Μαικήνας; Maikḗnas). Etruscan family name (cf. mehnate, mehnati and similar); the family is recorded in inscriptions for Perusia (modern Perugia) and was probably originally settled there.

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[1] Friend and counsellor of Octavian (Augustus), 1st cent. BC

Father of M. [2], mentioned as ear…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) and Franke, Thomas (Bochum), “Maecenas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e715960>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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