A statue of the Roman emperor, Augustus.
Augustan definition by Webster's New World
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- 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
a person writing in an Augustan age
Augustan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or characteristic of Augustus or his reign or times.
- Of or characteristic of English literature during the early 18th century.
- Au·gusˈtan noun