The Augustan Age originally refers to the period when Augustus (Octavian) was the first emperor of Rome. For information on the literature of that age, see:
- Augustan literature on Wikipedia
- Augustan Age on About.com, which includes a list of writers
- Augustan Age from Britannica.com
In British literature, the Augustan Age during the first half of the 18th century, and so named because its most prominent writers and intellectuals admired and attempted to imitate the writers of the earlier Augustan Age during Roman times.
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