(Gochberg, Chapter 28: The City of God)
- 354 BIRTH of AUGUSTINE at THAGASTE in Numidia: parents Patricius and Monica
- 361-3 JULIAN THE APOSTATE, Emperor of Rome: assassinated June 26, in Persia
- 370 Augustine forced to return from school at Madaura (due to family financial problems) to Thagaste (Confessions II. 3)
- 371 First visit of Augustine to Carthage (371-375)
- 372 Death of Patricius. Augustine's first mistress (age 17/18)
- 373 First acquaintance with Cicero's Hortensius. Birth of his son Adeodatus
- 375 Return to Thagaste from Carthage. He becomes a teacher.
- 376 Death of the Friend. Augustine returns to Carthage (376-383).
- 383 VISIT TO ROME: Appointed professor of Literature.
- 384 (Autumn) Appointed Professor of Rhetoric in Milan.
- 385 (Spring) Monica arrives in Milan
- 386 (end of August) Augustine's CONVERSION.
- 387 (April 24) Augustine's BAPTISM. He and Monica prepare to return to Africa. At Ostia they share a vision (Book 9 of Confessions). Death of Monica at Ostia (Her body is now kept in the Church of S. Augostino in Rome).
- 388 Augustine in Rome.
- 389? Augustine finally returns to Africa (first to Carthage, then to Thagaste)
- 390 Death of Adeodatus and of Nebridius
- 391 AT HIPPO REGIUS: Augustine founds a monastic community. He becomes a PRIEST.
CHRISTIANITY BECOMES THE STATE RELIGION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
- 395 Augustine consecrated BISHOP of Hippo Regius, in succession to Bishop Valerius (serves 395-430).
- 400? THE CONFESSIONS.
- 410 SACK OF ROME by the Ostrogoths under Alaric, August 18.
- 417 The History of Paulus Orosius is dedicated to his friend Augustine (The work argues that the sack
of Rome was not caused by Christians offending the pagan gods, but as a punishment for sins.)
- Augustine's City of God:
|1-3: 413||11-13: 417 ||18: 425|
|4-5: 413||14-16: 418||19-22: 425|
|6-10: 415 ||17: 420||19-22: 425|
- 430 VANDALS in Numidia (They crossed the Rhine in December of 409)
Siege of Hippo Regius
- DEATH OF AUGUSTINE, August 28 (His remains were later taken to Pavia. St. Monica's remains are in the Church of S. Agostino in Rome, having been transferred from Ostia, where she had died)
January 24, 2010 3:27 PM
John Paul Adams, CSUN