From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 december 65 BC - 27 november 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (Octavian). His notable works are Odes, Satires and Ars Poetica.
Conan Doyle and Horace
- Memories and Adventures (1923) : He knew Sir Francis Jeune, afterwards Lord St. Helier, which said: if every copy of Horace were destroyed he thought that he could reconstruct most of it from memory.
In Conan Doyle stories
- [SH] A Case of Identity (1891) : Sherlock Holmes said there was as much sense in Hafiz as in Horace, and as much knowledge of the world. (383)
- Rodney Stone (1896) : It is as well just to have a tag or two of Horace or Virgil: 'sub tegmine fagi,' or 'habet foenum in cornu,' which gives a flavour to one's conversation like the touch of garlic in a salad.