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Augustan poetry

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Augustan Poetry

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Poetry of Augustan Age. |Neoclassicism| |Age of Pope| |18th Century |

In Latin literature, 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 18th century, specifically the first half of the century. The term comes most originally from a term that George I had used for himself. He saw himself as an Augustus. Therefore, the British poets picked up that term as a way of referring to their own endeavors, for it fit in another respect: 18th-century English poetry was political, satirical, and marked by the central philosophical problem of whether the individual or society took precedence as the subject of verse.
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    • Overview 

    • Alexander Pope, the Scriblerians, and poetry as social act 

    • Translation and adaptation as statement 

    • Precursors of Romanticism