- of or characteristic of Augustus Caesar, his reign (27 - 14), or its Latin literature
- designating or characteristic of any age like Augustus' age, esp. in having standards or tastes that are classic, as the period of Pope and Addison in English literature
- Of or relating to Augustus or his reign, considered as a time of great prosperity in the Roman Empire and great refinement in Latin literature.
- Of or relating to English literature during the early 1700s, characterized by refinement of style.
From Augustus, a Roman emperor who ruled a period of peace and prosperity known as the Pax Romana or Pax Augusta