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Augustan

1. characteristic of, denoting, or relating to the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar (63 bc--14 ad), his period, or the poets, notably Virgil, Horace, and Ovid, writing during his reign
2. of, relating to, or characteristic of any literary period noted for refinement and classicism, esp the late 17th century in France (the period of the dramatists Corneille, Racine, and Molière) or the 18th century in England (the period of Swift, Pope, and Johnson, much influenced by Dryden)
3. an author in an Augustan Age
4. a student of or specialist in Augustan literature
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It is not easy to reconstruct the Augustan forum of Conimbriga.
Conscious that the dramatic polarities on which his fiction was erected derive from the Gothic romance rather than the more temperate, quotidian tone of the Augustan novel, Dickens tries to bring Thackeray's fictive method within the compass of his own, and so to dismantle it from within.
Augustan Rome was a city actively engaged in the production and contemplation of monuments.
Ridicule, Religion and the Politics of Wit in Augustan England.
When a member of the opposition asked an awkward question, Gladstone would reply at length in long convoluted Augustan sentences full of polysyllabic words accompanied by Greek and Latin sayings.
Yet this short passage, from which the notion of "unnatural philosophy" originates, and which is frequently offered as proof of Fielding's Augustan ethos, fails to encapsulate the novel's equivocal treatment of science.
Deidre Lynch's thoughtful opening essay entitled "'A Genius for Foretelling': Augustan Austen and Future Fiction" starts by examining the periodicities of Austen's fiction, and emphasises the difficulties of placing her in any single age.
The Augustan poet Alexander Pope's insults were legendary while Byron's critique of Keats cannot be printed in a family newspaper.
To quote Mack again (quoting Keats), "while the tendency of [the Romantics'] poetry is to extract itself as far as possible out of 'the weariness the fever, and the fret, Here where men sit and hear each other groan'" (1961: 2), actually, the great Augustan concern was with the here and now.
Those who were present on the occasion include Sanam Ara, Shahida Shah, Haroon Saroob, Adesh Singh and Augustan Jacob.
Todd Cleveland, assistant history professor at Augustan College (Illinois), presents a fascinating investigation of diamond mining and its consequences in Stones of Contention.
Obsolete concrete cylinder sewer main in an easement between the end of Diamond Court and Augustan Way will be abandoned and lots will be re-plumbed to mains in the public street.