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A period of history secondary in achievement to that of a golden age.
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (in Greek and Roman mythology) the second of the world's major epochs, inferior to the preceding golden age and characterized by opulence and irreligion
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the postclassical period of Latin literature, occupying the early part of the Roman imperial era, characterized by an overindulgence in elegance for its own sake and empty scholarly rhetoric
1. a period of diminished achievement following a golden age.
2. (sometimes cap.) (in Greek and Roman myth) a period following the golden age, characterized by an increase in impiety and human weakness.
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|Noun||1.||silver age - (classical mythology) the second age of the world, characterized by opulence and irreligion; by extension, a period secondary in achievement to a golden age|
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks