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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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Above all, what these essays do extremely well is to show how Classical ideas and myths are not merely superficial adornments in Golden-Age works but are deeply embedded in their fabric and in the conscious and subconscious minds of the writers.
Dramas of Distinction: A Study of Plays by Golden-Age Women.
On the one hand they depict motifs and scenarios familiar in many Golden-Age comedias: the relationship between the individual (woman, in this case) and the monarchy or monarch, woman as an object of exchange in the social economy, and the cross-dressing woman (and, more unusually, man).