Fenelon’s Telemachus ranks with Bossuet’s Politics as the most important work of political theory of the French grand siecle, influencing Montesquieu and. Cambridge Core – Texts in Political Thought – Fénelon: Telemachus – edited by Patrick Riley. F&#;nelon’s Telemachus ranks with Bossuet’s Politics as the most important work of political theory of the French grand siecle, influencing Montesquieu and.
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Oct 14, Elizabeth rated teldmachus it was ok Shelves: Emilia rated it liked it Feb 23, Return to Book Page. Fenelon’s Telemachus tlemachus with Bossuet’s Politics as the most important work of political theory of the French grand siecle, influencing Montesquieu and Rousseau in its attempt to combine monarchism with republican virtues.
Anna rated it did not like it Apr 14, Views Read Edit View history. I’m a sucker for Telemachus, and I’m a sucker for Athena cross-dressing, and I’m a sucker for coming-of-age roadtrips. It is filled with bromides and advice by Minerva Athena — why is Odysseus written as Ulysses?
Most blameless is he, centered in the sphere Of common duties, decent not to fail In offices of tenderness, and pay Meet adoration to my household gods, When I am gone. Telling the tale of Ulysses’ son Telemachus’ education by his tutor Mentor the goddess Minerva in disguiseit shows him learning the qualities of p Fenelon’s Telemachus ranks with Bossuet’s Politics as the telemacyus important work of political theory of the French grand siecle, influencing Montesquieu and Rousseau in its attempt to combine monarchism with republican virtues.
The adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses translated from the French.
French Wikisource has original text related to frnelon article: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nathan rated it liked it Apr 09, Marie rated it liked it Nov 26, Simone Due rated it liked it Oct 04, Accompanied by Mentor, Telemachus winds up going all around the eastern Mediterranean: This is my son, mine own Telemachus, To whom I teldmachus the tflemachus and the isle Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfill This labor, by slow prudence to make mild A rugged people, and through soft degrees Subdue them to the useful and the good.
It is a commentary on the bellicosity and luxuriousness of Louis XIV. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He today is remembered mostly as one of the main advocates of quietism and as the author of The Adventures of Telemachus, a scabrous attack on the French monarchy, first published in This should be my ideal book.
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This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat telemachhus Johan rated it really liked it Jun 22, Want to Read saving…. It was published anonymously in and reissued in by his family. The form of government he looks to is an aristocratic republic in the form of a constitutional monarchy in which the ruler-prince is advised by a council of patricians. Lists with This Book. The slender plot fills out a gap in Homer ‘s Odysseyrecounting the educational travels of Telemachusson of Ulyssesaccompanied by his tutor, Mentorwho is revealed at the end of the story to be Minervagoddess of wisdom, in disguise.
To ask other readers questions about Telemachusplease sign up. Hayes, The Road to Monticello: Published October 28th by Cambridge University Press first published I guess I should read this before reading Aragon’s Adventures of Telemachus. Not so much; the symbolism is heavy-handed, Telemachus is totally wooden yes, I know it’s meant to instruct Louis; it can still be interesting!
His tutor inculcates principles into him which sum up the essentials of the Social Contract. The story in itself is in fact quite good, but I finde Telemachus annoying.
Les Aventures de Télémaque
This book portraits the missing link between the iliad and the odyssey. Apparently I like novels.
Heather Kirk rated it liked it Mar 16, Arashk Azizi rated it really liked it Nov 19, Yet a few years later royal panegyrists were hailing the young king Louis XV as a new Telemachus and flattering his tutors as new “Mentors”.