354 A.D. Aurelius Augustine is born in Thagaste, North Africa (now Souk Ahras in Algeria) to Monica, a Catholic and Patricius a pagan who is a Roman offical (Curialis of Thagaste). Augustine has a brother named Navigius and a sisters, whose name is unrecorded. Thagaste, situated in the North-east highlands of Numidia, held natural habitats for lions and panthers, captured and sold for Roman amphitheater games.
359 A.D. Augustine attends elementary school in Thagaste (now Souk Ahras) and high school in Mandura (now M'daourouch, Algeria), 15 miles south of Thagaste.
370-371 A.D. Augustine returns to Thagaste for a year, as his parents attempt to gain the means to further his education. His father, who has converted to Christianity, dies unexpectedly. A wealthy landowner helps the family send Augustine to Carthage for further studies.
371-372 A.D. As marriage between classes is strictly regulated by Roman law, Augustine, a Roman citizen, enters into a monogamous concubinage relationship with a woman of lower class status. A son, Adeodatus, is born in Carthage to Augustine and his partner.
372-373 A.D. While in Carthage, Augustine becomes an Adherent of the Manichaean religious movement inspired by revelations received by a man who called himself Mani. Born in 216 A.D., in Babylonia, Mani was executed for his religious beliefs by Bahram I, in 277 A.D.
373 A.D. Augustine returns to Thagaste to teach rhetoric.
376 A.D. Augustine returns to Carthage to teach rhetoric.