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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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This work confirms that the Augustan re-foundation of the city (following its destruction in 146 BC) imposed a regular layout that, in its first phase, was characterised by a module of 60 Roman feet (see also Rakob 2000).
uses the tools of inquiry, including classical rhetorical theory, to examine the period of 27 BCE to 14CE for signs that the Augustan cultural campaign included rhetoric that turned the Romans from a diverse collection of people into an empire.
To reread Robert Frost's banal poem written for Kennedy's inauguration ("A golden age of poetry and power of which this noonday's the beginning hour'') is to wince at its clunky attempt to conjure an Augustan age from the melding of politics and celebrity that the Kennedys used to pioneer the presidency-as-entertainment.
Such Augustan "principles" are everywhere on display in this comprehensive exploration of Seward's verse.
The relevance seems to be that the Augustan poems show that it is possible for a great poem to be a philosophical essay, and that the Augustan masters construct works that illustrate the via media in art, religion, and politics.
The overall title of the series is taken from the Royal Canadian Air Force motto, drawn from the Augustan poet Virgil, who wrote in his Aeneid "Sic Itur Ad Astra:" "Such is the pathway to the stars.
HIS eyes tracked the 18-foot birdie putt right into the 17th hole, and with club piercing the brilliant blue Augustan sky, Jack Nicklaus was on the brink of the most remarkable US Masters triumphs in history.
6) The empires which manage to bring these four sources of power into balance are better prepared to cross the Augustan threshold successfully and to enjoy a long consolidation phase.
Srinivasan, the chief guest at the closing ceremony said as India's representative to the UN he had the privilege to attend 20 sessions in the Augustan forum and had the rare chance to speak for the country.
Mr Vidal was, at the end of his life, an Augustan figure who believed himself to be the last of a breed, and he was probably right," the New York Times wrote in its obituary.
The temple is briefly mentioned several times by Augustan poets and by historians, but is never described in any great detail.
An Augustan officer on the Roman army: militaria in Velleius Paterculus and some inscriptions', in J.