Meaning of golden age
- the most flourishing period in the history of a nation, literature, etc.
- the first and best of the four ages of humankind; an era of peace and innocence that finally yielded to the silver age.
- (usually caps.) a period in Latin literature, 70 b.c. to a.d. 14, in which Cicero, Catullus, Horace, Vergil, Ovid, and others wrote; the first phase of classical Latin. Cf. silver age (def. 2).
- the period in life after middle age, traditionally characterized by wisdom, contentment, and useful leisure.
- the age at which a person normally retires.