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Augustan

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  • Aug. (abbreviation)

EtymologyEdit

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

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Augustan (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the times of the Roman emperor Augustus (63 BCE - 14 CE).
  2. Pertaining to the Roman poetic literature during this time.
  3. Pertaining to the period of English literature during the first half of the 18th century, known for satire and political themes.

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