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Golden Age,

in classical mythology: see mythologymythology
[Greek,=the telling of stories], the entire body of myths in a given tradition, and the study of myths. Students of anthropology, folklore, and religion study myths in different ways, distinguishing them from various other forms of popular, often orally transmitted,
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Golden Age

legendary period under the rule of Cronus when life was easy and blissful for all. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 33]
See: Utopia

golden age

1. Classical myth the first and best age of mankind, when existence was happy, prosperous, and innocent
2. the great classical period of Latin literature, occupying approximately the 1st century bc and represented by such writers as Cicero and Virgil
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In 1997, historian Malcolm Rohrbough, a midwesterner, inaugurated a new emphasis on the national significance of the gold rush experience-- which Brands, writing from Texas A&M University, has continued in The Age of Gold. Novelty is not so simple, however, especially in the writing of gold rush history, for Shinn was looking to a national audience in 1885 and in 1886 Royce subtitled his book A Study of American Character.
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His music spans nearly every conceivable form from solo piano and chamber music to large choral and orchestral works, from ballets (The Age of Gold chronicles the adventures of a Soviet football team on tour in a fascist country - the composer was football-mad) to opera and even a kind of musical comedy in Cheryomushki, his ironic tribute to a brave new Moscow housing estate.
"An Age of Gold? Parisian Women, the Holy League, and the Roots of Catholic Renewal." In Wolfe, 169-90.
Another highlight of the eveningwas Shostakovich's wonderfully quirky polka from The Age of Gold, which cannot fail to make you smile.
The soprano turns up in Ravel's Bolero and is given a gorgeous solo in Shostakovich's score for the ballet The Age of Gold, which describes the adventures of a Soviet football team on tour in a fascist country.