Qunitus Horatius Flaccus, pronounced by English speakers as Horace was a Roman lyric poet. Horace lived during the period of the Octavian also known as the time of Augustus. Horace’s biography is an extremely interesting and intriguing read and is available in most leading encyclopedias including Britannica. Horace’s The Odes were extremely popular amongst his readers and still continue to be crowd pleasers. Horace’s poems are considered classics and play a vital role for students studying literature.