Of or with respect to Augustus Caeligsar or even their times
- regarding or characteristic associated with the times during the the Roman Emperor Augustus
- Of or regarding Augustus Caesar or to their times.
- Of or related to the town of Augsburg.
1640s, from Latin Augustanus, "pertaining to Augustus (Caesar)," whoever reign had been associated with "the palmy period of Latin literary works" [OED]; hence, "period of purity and sophistication in virtually any nationwide literary works" (1712).
(letter.) Of or pertaining to Augustus Caesar or even to his times.
- (letter.) Of or related to town of Augsburg.
The chief ancient authorities for the reign of Hadrian are: the life by Aelius Spartianus in the Scriptores historiae Augustae (see AUGUSTAN HISTORY and bibliography); the epitome of Dio Cassius (lxix.) by Xiphilinus; Aurelius Victor, Epit.