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Augustan poetry is named for Caesar Augustus. Augustan poetry was that poetry established during his reign as Emperor of Rome. These would include Virgil, Horace, and Ovid.

Also during the 18th century neoclassical period, the writers who would use these poets' works as basis for their own revival of the style were called Augustans such as Alexander Pope, John Dryden, and Johnathan Swift.

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Augustan poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3026 words)
Augustan poetry is the poetry that flourished during the reign of Caesar Augustus as Emperor of Rome, most notably including the works of Virgil, Horace, and Ovid.
In English literature, Augustan poetry is a branch of Augustan literature, and refers to the poetry of the eighteenth-century, specifically the first half of the century.
It was a poem wholly consonant with the poetry of the Scribblerians.
Augustan literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (8613 words)
Augustan literature is a style of English literature whose origins correspond roughly with the reigns of Queen Anne, King George I, and George II.
In philosophy, it was an age increasingly dominated by empiricism, while in the writings of political-economy it marked the evolution of mercantilism as a formal philosophy, the development of capitalism, and the triumph of trade.
This new Augustan period exhibited exceptionally bold political writings in all genres, with the satires of the age marked by an arch, ironic pose, full of nuance, and a superficial air of dignified calm that hid sharp criticisms beneath.
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