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Meaning of ars poetica

ars po•e•ti•ca

Pronunciation: (ärz" pō-et'i-ku, ärs"), [key]
  1. a treatise on the art of poetry or poetics.
  2. (cap., italics) a poem (c20 b.c.) by Horace, setting forth his precepts for the art of poetry.
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