Costa i Llobera, Miguel (mēgĕlˈ kōˈstä ē lyōbāˈrä) [key], 1854–1922, Catalonian poet and orator. In 1888 he was ordained a priest in Rome, where he developed a love of Latin literature. Costa i Llobera's works are serious and contemplative, and they exerted a strong influence on Catalonian literature in general. His masterpiece is Horacianes [poems in the manner of Horace] (1906). Among his other works are De l'agre de la terra [from the bitterness of the earth] (1897) and Tradiciones i fantasies [traditions and fantasies] (1903).
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