A golden era is a time in an area of endeavor when significant tasks are completed. Early Greek and Roman poets developed the phrase to allude to a time when humanity lived in a better and more pure age (see Golden Age). Modern use of the phrase often refers to the era just after World War II when prosperity and peace for many people in Europe and North America came to an end.
The period from the end of World War II until now has been called the "golden age" of television. During this time, there have been many great programs that have made us laugh and cried with joy. These shows helped create many memorable characters who have become part of our culture. For example, I love how The Simpsons address modern issues in their jokes while still being able to appeal to children's sensibilities. This show makes me laugh every day!
Another example is Friends. This popular sitcom followed the lives of six young friends in New York City over ten seasons. Although most people think of it as comedy, Friends was actually very emotional sometimes. The writers would always find ways to make each episode interesting even though the plot might be simple. This show has been praised for its ability to make us care about characters who were only supposed to appear in one episode or movie.
A "golden age" is a period of time when a particularly high degree of success is attained in a certain sector of endeavor, most notably art or literature. The term is used primarily to indicate a period of exceptional achievement that is then followed by decline. Thus, the "golden age of poetry" was preceded by the poetic "age of enthusiasm" and followed by the "age of skepticism". Similarly, the "golden age of science" was preceded by the "age of discovery" and followed by the "age of incredulity".
The phrase was coined by German historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann in his 1764 work, History of Art. In it he identified the years 1555-1650 as marking the "golden age" of Greek sculpture. His conclusion was based on the fact that during this period there were more than 1,000 sculptures produced by mainly one sculptor who lived around 150 B.C. He called this master Sculpture.
Winckelmann's book had a great influence on European attitudes toward art history and archaeology. It was also because of him that the term "golden age" came to be applied to other periods in which there were many excellent artists at work.
The term "Golden Age" refers to a period of primordial peace, harmony, stability, and prosperity. People did not have to work to feed themselves during this time period since the planet gave an abundance of food. In addition, disease and crime were rare because healthy people and animals outnumbered those that were sick or injured.
We can see how well humans lived during this time period by looking at their most valuable resource: gold. Gold has been used for many purposes over time but it is still used today in some medical procedures as an alternative to metal implants. It is also used in jewelry and artwork as a form of decoration.
People started using gold as money after learning how to mine it. Before this time, people used items made from precious metals such as silver and copper to store wealth. But these metals are more difficult to get than gold. So by using gold instead, people could easily be given money's worth in goods.
The first gold coins were produced in Asia around 700 B.C. These coins were used as payment for soldiers in exchange for food or weapons. They were not meant to be kept long term since they were not intended to be spent again. However, over time, people began keeping these coins to save for something else. This practice soon spread across Europe then America.