What does the word Saturnian mean?

Usage examples for Saturnian

  1. Most of the old literary monuments in Rome, says a modern writer, were written in Saturnian verse, the oldest measure used by the Latin poets. – The Interdependence of Literature by Georgina Pell Curtis
  2. General Benedek is a Saturnian. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  3. But come, while I put on my warlike arms, do ye meantime pray to Jove, the Saturnian king, silently within yourselves, that the Trojans may not hear; or even openly, since we fear no one at all. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer