Augustine’s Confessions, Book I

You can find the book on Amazon here.

I learned much in writing this commentary; I hope it allows more students to access Augustine’s beautiful prose. Please share with friends and colleagues so that more people can enjoy Augustine in the original language!

The text used is James O’Donnell’s (by permission) and the commentary referred to throughout can be found here.

Below is a finalized version of the text. Please send all questions and corrections to me at my email (my name as in the url @gmail.com). In addition to the added review boxes throughout, I have also added a dictionary of grammatical and rhetorical terms at the end, which I hope to improve upon in future commentaries.

Now available below, per request, is the Latin text with space for translation and/or notes.

Through daily chatter words have become cheap to us, because in being noised and in passing us by words become cheap and they seem to be nothing other than words.

ST. Augustine

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