from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or characteristic of Augustus or his reign or times.
- adj. Of or characteristic of English literature during the early 18th century.
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- adj. Pertaining to the times of the Roman emperor Augustus (63 BCE - 14 CE).
- adj. Pertaining to the Roman poetic literature during this time.
- adj. Pertaining to the period of English literature during the first half of the 18th century, known for satire and political themes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Augustus Cæsar or to his times.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the town of Augsburg.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Emperor Augustus (31 b. c. to a. d. 14): as, the Augustan age.
- Pertaining to the town Augusta Vindelicorum, now Augsburg, in Bavaria: as, the Augustan Confession, commonly called the Augsburg Confession. See confession.
- n. One who belongs to the Augustan age or school of literature. See Augustanism.
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- adj. relating to or characteristic of the times of the Roman Emperor Augustus
Note 9: Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970 – 80), s.v. "Peter Shaw," by Marie Boas Hall, 12: 365 – 66; Jan Golinski, "Peter Shaw: Chemistry and Communication in Augustan England," Ambix 30 (1983): 19 – 29; F.W. Gibbs, "Peter Shaw and the Revival of Chemistry," Annals of Science 7 (1951): 211 – 23. back
I have known Englishmen and Frenchmen who have done business with him, and they all received honest, even handsome treatment at his hands, which seemed to be part of a certain Augustan attitude, hardly consonant with carelessness for his country's interest.
Evolution of a Theme in Augustan Romantic Literature
[Stoke-on-Trent], n.d. Golinski, Jan. "Peter Shaw, Chemistry and Communication in Augustan England."
Experimental Philosphers and Public Demonstrators in Augustan England.
The eighteenth century in England, when many excellent authors were at work, is called the Augustan Age of English literature.
This has been called the Augustan age of English Literature.
It was rather during those early years when George's father read aloud to his family the pastorals of the so-called Augustan age of English poetry, that the boy was first struck with the unreality and consequent worthlessness of the conventional pictures of rural life.
Another moved, that the whole period of time, from his birth to his death, should be called the Augustan age, and be inserted in the calendar under that title.
The latter part of the century, which has been called the Augustan age of France, the age of Louis XIV, has certainly been but seldom equalled in the number and variety of the writers who adorned it.