Complete Definition of "Augustan"

English
wikipedia|Augustan poetry

Etymology
From Augustus, a Roman emperor who ruled a period of peace and prosperity known as the Pax Romana or Pax Augusta

Adjective
Augustan

  1. Pertaining to the times of the Roman emperor Augustus (63 BC - AD 14).
  2. Pertaining to the Roman poetic literature during this time.
  3. Pertaining to the period of English literature during the first half of the 18th century, known for satire and political themes.

Derived terms
Augustanism

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