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"My feasting was only on the wickedness which I took pleasure in enjoying" (St. Augustine, Confessions, Book II, vi (12), p. 31).




354 CE – 430 CE

Augustine is the author of the Confessions, an account of the author's young life, his intellectual struggles, and his conversion to Christianity. While many ancient Greeks and Romans wrote works about themselves, Augustine’s autobiography is unique for the degree to which it projects an individual’s personal history as a symbolic narrative.


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