Confessions Setting & Symbolism

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Tagaste, North Africa

Tagaste is the place of Augustine's birth and growing up.

Madaura, North Africa

Madaura is a nearby town where Augustine went to school.

Carthage, North Africa

Carthage is a large city where Augustine teaches literature and rhetoric.

Rome, Italy

Rome is the capital of the decaying Roman Empire. Augustine goes here to teach and has difficulty with students.

Milan, Italy

Milan is a northern Italian city where Augustine goes to get a better teaching position. There he converts to Christianity.

Cassiciacum

This is the location of the estate of Verecundus, outside Milan, where Augustine and his companions spend their time after their decision to devote their lives to God. They go there at the beginning of the Vintage Holiday.

Vintage Holiday

This is the summer holiday at school. Augustine uses this break to end his teaching career.

Church in Milan

The church is the one...

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