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Augustus meaning

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  1. 1. Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium ( 63 BC - AD 14)

augustus - examples of usage

  1. But for the first part of the program, when the performer appears in ordinary evening- dress, and when he is presenting himself as a gentleman in a drawing- room, amusing other gentlemen, by means of experiments in magic, every one of which may be likened to a little play, why should not the stage- set be that of a drawing- room, or of a bachelor's study, as accurately reproduced as similar rooms are reproduced in the modern comedies of Mr. Henry Arthur Jones and Mr. Augustus Thomas? - "A Book About the Theater", Brander Matthews.
  2. The Poem opens with a just and poetical description of the security of Virtue; from which the Poet takes occasion to introduce an artful compliment to Augustus, whom he ranks with Bacchus and Romulus; on the ascent of which last to heaven, Juno expresseth her aversion to the repeopling of Troy. - "An Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients", John Ogilvie Commentator: Wallace Jackson.
  3. " Richard of England has never been on the best of terms with Philip Augustus," said Sir Gaeton. - "...After a Few Words...", Gordon Randall Garrett.
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