Usage examples for Maecenas:
- It was in vain to protest; there was something paternal as well as practical in the camaraderie of this actual capitalist and possible Maecenas and patron as he quietly hung up his hat and overcoat, and helped to set the table with a practiced hand. - "A First Family of Tasajara", Bret Harte.
- These are Maecenas and Virgil. - "The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil", W. Y. Sellar.