Language in the Confessions of Augustine

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Philip Burton explores Augustine's treatment of language in his Confessions - a major work of Western philosophy and literature, with continuing intellectual importance. One of Augustine's key concerns is the story of his own encounters with language: from his acquisition of language as a child, through his career as schoolboy orator then star student at Carthage, to professor of rhetoric at Carthage and Rome. Having worked his way up to the eminence of Court Orator to the Roman Emperor at Milan, Augustine rediscovered the ...

Language in the Confessions of Augustine 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199554454

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Language in the Confessions of Augustine 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199266227

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