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 Augusta.Augustan History. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Augustan Age.
The best literary period of a nation; so called from Augustus, the Emperor of Rome, the most palmy time of Latin literature. Horace, Ovid, Propertius, Tibullus, Virgil, etc., flourished in this reign.   1
   Augustan Age of English Literature. Beginning in the reign of Elizabeth and ending in that of James I. For list of authors, see Historic Note-book, p. 59.   2
   Augustan Age of China, France, Germany, Hindûstan, Portugal, etc., see ditto.   3

 Augusta.Augustan History. 


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