Meaning of Augustan

Au•gus•tan

Pronunciation: (ô-gus'tun, u-gus'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, or to the agein which he flourished, which marked the golden age of Latin literature.
  2. of or pertaining to the neoclassic period, esp. of 18th-century English literature.
—n.
  1. an author in an Augustan age.
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