Monday, September 13, 2004

Golden Age

In Latin literature, the period, from approximately 70 BC to AD 18, during which the Latin language was brought to perfection as a literary medium and many Latin classical masterpieces were composed. The Golden Age can be subdivided into two major sections, the Ciceronian period (q.v.; 70 - 43 BC), dominated by Marcus Tullius Cicero, and the Augustan Age (q.v.; 43 BC - AD 18), a period of mature literary achievements


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