By 1929, there were forty eight Bachrach studios, and at its height it included forty-eight studios with 600 employees. He died in semi-retirement in Boston, Massachusetts. This revelation is directed-notionally, at least-at a public readership that might consider the poet a paid hack of the regime. For Maecenas, nevertheless, the Vulteius Mena episode stands as a model of bad patronage, an exemplum ex contrario to be repudiated within the name of amidtia, or pleasant, voluntary relations among the elite. By that point, Horace had been a member of Maecenas’s “circle” or cohorsfor some fifteen years and, judging from the gratitude the poet expresses in Satires 2.6, in possession of an estate within the country-generally called “the Sabine farm”—for greater than ten years. This ethnographic documentary supplies a brand new means of exploring the advanced social life surrounding material objects.