of or relating to Caesar, the first Roman emperor, or to the age (Augustan Age) in which he flourished, which marked the golden age of Latin literature.
of or relating to the neoclassic period, especially of 18th-century English literature.
an author in an Augustan age.
But a new stage of intellectual progress began with the augustan age, as it did with our own Elizabethan era.
Ancient Law Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
The augustan age was comical enough, if we may trust some of Horaces satires.
The Comic Latin Grammar Percival Leigh
This has been called the augustan age of English Literature.
With Marlborough to Malplaquet Herbert Strang and Richard Stead
It may be that we have here a pair of poets, the two most prominent of the augustan age.
Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau
Dryden’s death in 1700 marks the commencement of the so-called augustan age in English literature.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia Various
But there is yet plenty to remind us that Dublin had once its augustan age.
Peeps at Many Lands: Ireland Katharine Tynan
As early as the augustan age the substantive Seres appears by the side of the adjective Sericus.
Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
Geneva was at that time enjoying what has been termed its augustan age.
Maria Edgeworth Helen Zimmern
Roman orders in the augustan age had reached their culminating development.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4 Various
The two great poets of the augustan age have transmitted the name of Asinius Pollio to the latest posterity.
A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence Cornelius Tacitus
characteristic of, denoting, or relating to the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar (63 bc–14 ad), his period, or the poets, notably Virgil, Horace, and Ovid, writing during his reign
of, relating to, or characteristic of any literary period noted for refinement and classicism, esp the late 17th century in France (the period of the dramatists Corneille, Racine, and Molière) or the 18th century in England (the period of Swift, Pope, and Johnson, much influenced by Dryden)
an author in an Augustan Age
a student of or specialist in Augustan literature
1640s, from Latin Augustanus, “pertaining to Augustus (Caesar),” whose reign was connected with “the palmy period of Latin literature” [OED]; hence, “period of purity and refinement in any national literature” (1712).
- Augustan confession
. the statement of beliefs and doctrines of the Lutherans, formulated by Melanchthon and endorsed by the Lutheran princes, which was presented at the Diet of Augsburg in 1530 and which became the chief creed of the Lutheran Church.
noun (often capital) a type of circus clown who usually wears battered ordinary clothes and is habitually maladroit or unlucky Historical Examples auguste rose with an oath, and then stood facing his cousin like a man struck dumb, his hands dropped. The Crossing Winston Churchill Then heavy steps were heard, and auguste reappeared with a […]
- Auguste comte
(Isidore) Auguste (Marie François) [ee-zee-dawr oh-gyst ma-ree frahn-swa] /i ziˈdɔr oʊˈgüst maˈri frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA), 1798–1857, French founder of the philosophical system of positivism. Historical Examples A positive philosophy which auguste comte did not elaborate absorbs its highest thought, and dictates its largest measures. Modern Society Julia Ward Howe One man there was who professed […]
Auguste Édouard [oh-gyst ey-dwar] /oʊˈgüst eɪˈdwar/ (Show IPA), 1821–81, French Egyptologist. Historical Examples Such, however, was not the opinion of Mariette, who discusses the question more than once. A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2) Georges Perrot Mariette had run for Flore, who came in great consternation. Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series […]