Augustine's baptism (together with Adeodatus and Alypius
) was actually on the night of April 24-25 (Easter eve), 387, at the hands of Ambrose, rather than on the second day after the conversion (end of August, 386).
He shares a house with hometown friend, Alypius
. As he and Alypius
delightfully greet a mutual friend, Augustine, again, speaks about his homeland of Africa "...
In Confessions 6, Augustine diagnoses this condition in his friend Alypius
, who "falls" tragically because he cannot give up gazing on the spectacle of violence at gladiator shows.) When Dionyza fakes a funeral for Marina, Gower equates the ceremony with images and theater: "See how belief may suffer by foul show" (4.4.23).
Augustine to Alypius
(Letter 10, AD 422-28), reprinted in 81 THE FATHERS OF THE CHURCH 74, 78 (Thomas P.
sense turns the soul toward the ordinate love of neighbor (Alypius
After halting, Augustine "hurried back to the place where Alypius
spent fifty-three years standing upon his pillar.
In the sixth book of his Confessions, Augustine explains how a Christian friend of his, a certain Alypius
, came to be obsessed with Roman gladiatorial combats.
He grew up in Grangetown where his father Alypius
ran a printing works.
188 is from both Augustine and Alypius
, supporter of Augustine and bishop of Thagaste, emphasizing the institutional grounding of Augustine's rhetoric: this is an epistle of ecclesiastical import, not merely a letter of ascetic counsel.