Augustine’s Confessions, Book VIII

Confessions, Book VIII (Beta) For Download

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The text used is James O’Donnell’s (by permission) and the commentary referred to throughout can be found here. I intentionally avoided using Peter White’s commentary to encourage students to use it in conjunction with or after my own. I highly recommend getting it: you can find it here. The commentary marked G-M (“Gibbs and Montgomery”) in my book can be downloaded with the link below.

For more extensive bibliography than I have given, please consult this tremendous resource.

Below is a beta version of the text. Please send all questions and corrections to me at my email (my name as in the url

This book is currently undergoing editing and will be published in the next 1-2 months.

In the final editions there will be added, 1) a bare Latin text for Classroom Use, 2) 10-15 more review boxes, highlighting certain elements of morphology and syntax in this book, and 3) a alphabetized version of the running vocabulary at the back.

This world grew cheap to us amid our words,

it and all its delights.

ST. Augustine

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