In his Confessions, Augustine echoes the fuga sui theme from Lucretius, Horace and Seneca. Unlike his pagan predecessors, however, there is no longer any real antithesis between mutatio loci and mutatio animi; the opposition shifts in fact entirely into the space of the soul, and lies in the two directions in which this space can be travelled: away from God or towards God. Augustine also differs from pagan models in the representation of this inner wandering, marked by a forced and ‘paradoxical’ syntax.

Quis locus est in me? Linguaggio e spazi della fuga sui nelle Confessioni di Agostino

Bruna Pieri
2021

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In his Confessions, Augustine echoes the fuga sui theme from Lucretius, Horace and Seneca. Unlike his pagan predecessors, however, there is no longer any real antithesis between mutatio loci and mutatio animi; the opposition shifts in fact entirely into the space of the soul, and lies in the two directions in which this space can be travelled: away from God or towards God. Augustine also differs from pagan models in the representation of this inner wandering, marked by a forced and ‘paradoxical’ syntax.
Lucrezio, Seneca e noi. Studi per Ivano Dionigi
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