Augustine of Hippo Quote
Augustine of Hippo Travel Quote: The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
Augustine of Hippo was born in Thagaste (now known as Algeria) on November 13, 354 AD and died on August 28, 430 AD. Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine or Saint Austin, was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy.
When he was 19 and a student at Carthage, he read a treatise by Cicero that opened his eyes to the delights of philosophy.
He was from the beginning a brilliant student, with eager intellectual curiosity, but he never mastered Greek — he tells us that his first Greek teacher was a brutal man who constantly beat his students, and Augustine rebelled and refused to study. By the time he realized that he really needed to know Greek, it was too late; and although he acquired a smattering of the language, he was never really at home in it.
However, his mastery of Latin was another matter. He became an expert both in the eloquent use of the language and in the use of clever arguments to make his points. He became a teacher of rhetoric in Carthage but was dissatisfied. It was the custom for students to pay their fees to the professor on the last day of the term, and many students attended faithfully all term and then did not pay. In his late twenties, Augustine decided to leave Africa and seek his fortune in Rome.
He was a Physician, a Writer and a Philosopher. He is one of the most important early figures in the development of Western Christianity and was a major figure in bringing Christianity to dominance in the previously pagan Roman Empire.
He is often considered the father of orthodox theology. The books written by Augustine of Hippo are City of Gods, De Doctrina Christiana, The Confessions of St. Augustine. Augustine is considered an influential figure in the history of education.
A work early in Augustine’s writings is De Magistro (the Teacher), which contains insights about education. However, his ideas changed as he found better directions or better ways of expressing his ideas.