Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)




It is the tendency of the present generation to be constantly striving for happiness and it would profit many to study the views of one, who for more than thirty years was striving in vain to find a perfectly satisfying happiness. The views of Augustine on a happy life after his conversion should be carefully analyzed by all who desire to reach their ultimate end in life -- the possession of God. In submitting a translation of this work of the Father of the est it has been the author's purpose to present the views of this interesting character on happy life by adhering as closely as possible to the Latin text without sacrificing any of its profound simplicity.

In the long interval before St. Augustine many Classical and Silver Latin words changed their meanings; hence one must be very careful when he meets Classical words; it is perhaps in this respect that the greatest difficulty was encountered.


A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts, Marquette University, in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts.