A FARMER of the Augustan
age Perused in Virgil's golden page, The story of the secret won From Proteus by Cyrene's son How the dank sea-god sowed the swain Means to restore his hives again More briefly, how a slaughtered bull Breeds honey by the bellyful.
The writers of the reigns of Anne and George I called their period the Augustan Age, because they flattered themselves that with them English life and literature had reached a culminating period of civilization and elegance corresponding to that which existed at Rome under the Emperor Augustus.
The Elizabethans also, as we have seen, had had much more feeling for the terror than for the grandeur of the sublime in Nature, but the Elizabethans had had nothing of the elegant primness of the Augustans.
What went on in the office interested me as much as the quarrels of the Augustan
age of English letters, and I made much more record of it in the crude and shapeless diary which I kept, partly in verse and partly in prose, but always of a distinctly lower literary kind than that I was trying otherwise to write.
Elizabethan prose, all too chaotic in the beauty and force which overflowed into it from Elizabethan poetry, and incorrect with an incorrectness which leaves it scarcely legitimate prose at all: then, in reaction against that, the correctness of Dryden, and his followers through the eighteenth century, determining the standard of a prose in the proper sense, not inferior to the prose of the Augustan
age in Latin, or of the "great age in France": and, again in reaction against this, the wild mixture of poetry and prose, in our wild nineteenth century, under the influence of such writers as Dickens and Carlyle: such are the three periods into which the story of our prose literature divides itself.
Brooke reflected in time that he had not had the personal acquaintance of the Augustan
poet--"I was going to say, poor Stoddart, you know.
You will perceive that I demand something which no Augustan
nor Elizabethan age, which no culture, in short, can give.
The author traces the main historical developments in politics, society, and religion in the Greek world after the Classical period, covering the Hellenistic period beginning with the campaigns or the death of Alexander the Great and ending with the death of Cleopatra, and the early Imperial period, from the establishment of Augustan
monarchy to the death of Hadrian.
Everyone is excited for Christmas,' said Augustan
Jacob, a local Christian.
As for the Augustan
forum of Conimbriga, the reconstruction initially proposed (Alarcao and Etienne, 1977) (Fig.
The Addisonian chastity of his style--very different from the orotundity and encrustedness favored by the nineteenth century at large--is one key to his success, and so too his immersion in, and innate sympathy with, the Augustan
culture of moderation and cui bono common sense.
I argue that Vitruvius, as a selective reader of Lucretius, provides windows both into Augustan
political thought and into Roman Epicureanism at work in the Augustan