Augustan Definition

ô-gŭstən
adjective
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.
American Heritage
Of or characteristic of Augustus Caesar, his reign (27 b.c.- a.d. 14), or its Latin literature.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to English literature during the early 1700s, characterized by refinement of style.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World

Pertaining to the times of the Roman emperor Augustus (63 BCE - 14 CE).

Wiktionary
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noun
A person writing in an Augustan age.
Webster's New World

Origin of Augustan

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

    From Wiktionary

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