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2023-2024 Catalog 
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LAT 377 - Augustine’s Confessiones


This course treats the Confessiones of St. Augustine (354 - 430 CE), an indigenous African man from the ancient Roman province of Numidia (modern Algeria). A learned master of the Latin language, he produces in his Confessiones a rich literary work at once philosophical, informed by his rigorous study of Greek thought, and deeply personal, an intimate account of, among other things, his struggles - in all their ugliness and beauty - with morality, the liberal arts, his mother, and God.

Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirement
Counts towards the Classical Languages and Literature major and as an elective for the Classical Studies major
Counts towards the Latin minor and the interdisciplinary minor in Global Literary Theory

Prerequisites & Notes
Latin 201 or placement test. Students who have not yet taken a 200-level course beyond Latin 201 should enroll in LAT 277.