is a name given to a period in a field of endeavour where great tasks were accomplished. The term originated from early Greek
poets who used to refer to a time when mankind lived in a utopia
and was pure.
Within sequences or cycles of eras, the golden age stands alongside the silver age[?] and the iron age, and conditions can improve or decline according to one's conception of mythic progression.
Common Golden ages include:
See also millennialism.
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