Horatius Flaccus or Horace (68-8) is both the realist and the idealist of his age.
But those who treat him as the great 2 Still, Lotze's criticism of the cosmological argument reveals his realist side.
If Alexander is responsible for such doctrines as that of the intellectus acquisitus, it is to Porphyry, with his characteristically Platonist preference for the doctrine of universals, and for classification, that we owe the scholastic preoccupation with the realist controversy, and with the quinque votes, i.e.
The difference between Tacitus and Juvenal in power of representation is that the prose historian is more of an imaginative poet, the satirist more of a realist and a grotesque humorist.
In the matter of Universals, Duns was more of a realist and less of an eclectic than Aquinas.