The eighteenth century is sometimes called the Neoclassical period, the Augustan age, or the Enlightenment, although all three
terms have come under attack from scholars who see nothing
classical, Augustan, or enlightened in the period.
From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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