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Reformare e vindicare: due note alle Confessiones (IX 6,14, X 36,58)

Pieri Bruna
Articolo Immagine
ISSN:
1121-8819
Rivista:
Eikasmos
Anno:
2016
Numero:
XXVII
Fascicolo:
Eikasmos N. XXVII 2016

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In Conf. IX 6,14, reformare nostra deformia corresponds to the Augustinian technical usage of formo/reformo/deformis much better than formare n. d. which one finds in almost all current editions. In Conf. X 36,58 se vindicare means ‘to set oneself free’ (scil. from sins and temptations): Seneca’s exhortation to Lucilius in Epist. 1,1 is so evoked by Augustine to hint at the pride of pagan, and particularly Platonic, philosophers.