Ultima Cumaei venit iam carminis aetas;
magnus ab integro saeclorum nascitur ordo:
iam redit et Virgo, redeunt Saturnia regna;
iam nova progenies caelo demittitur alto.
Now the last age by Cumae's Sibyl sung
Has come and gone, and the majestic roll
Of circling centuries begins anew:
Returns old Saturn's reign,
With a new breed of men, sent down from heaven.
Golden Age in society
A society's Golden Age marks that period in its history having a heightened output of art, science, literature, and philosophy.
- Athenian Golden Age presided by Pericles
- Golden age of Latin literature, the period in Latin literature between Cicero and Ovid.
- Golden age of India, the period between the 3rd century to the 6th century CE, during which Indians made great achievements in mathematics, science, culture, religion, philosophy and astronomy under the leadership of the Gupta Empire.
- Islamic Golden Age, from the beginning of Islam (622) until the sack of Baghdad (1258)
- China has had multiple golden ages, with the Han, Tang, Song, and Ming all considered golden ages in Chinese history. The Chinese Golden Age is used to refer to the period of the Tang and Song Dynasties from 618 to 1279, which saw an economic revolution.
- Siglo de oro:
- Golden Age of England presided by Elizabeth I of England.
- Golden Age of Britain under Queen Victoria.
- Dutch Golden Age, 17th century
- Grand Siècle, the reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV.
- The Genroku era (1688-1704) in Japan is widely considered a "golden age" for literature, drama, and the arts
- Golden Age of Capitalism, a period of rapid growth in the western economies from 1945 to 1970. Also used for the Gilded Age of the late 19th century.
- The Golden Twenties, the 1920s.