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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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,p. At each stop, he endures some peril or another and learns lessons about virtuous leadership. Glaubert Fustave rated it really liked it Jan 07, Telling the tale of Ulysses’ son Telemachus’ education by his tutor Mentor the goddess Minerva in disguiseit shows him learning the qualities of patience, courage, modesty and simplicity, needed when he succeeds as King of Ithaca.
The book also became the most popular children’s book, given to boys, in eighteenth-century England. 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 Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Johan rated it really liked it Jun 22, The prosperous fields and laborious capital are schools of virtue, where law rules over the monarch himself. But glad I finally finished it! Simone Due rated it liked it Oct 04, Telemachsu rated it did not like it Apr 14, I also thought the descriptions of individuals and of the landscape were sometimes pretty great.
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In medias res Between Scylla and Charybdis. It was published anonymously in and reissued in by his family. Fenelon’s Telemachus ranks 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.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He recommends a complete overhaul of government and the abolition of the mercantile system and cruel taxes on the peasantry and suggests a system of parliamentary government and a Federation of Nations to settle disputes between nations peacefully.
But it is with “a Telemachus in hand that teacher and pupil establish a “scale of measurement” for judging various existing societies. He works his work, I mine. Fiona rated it liked it Feb 07, It is filled with bromides and advice by Minerva Athena — why is Odysseus written as Ulysses?
The adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses
Homer ‘s Odyssey 8th century BC. Contrary to Louis XIV, whom he resembles in many traits of character, Idomeneus renounces conquest and is able to make peace with his neighbors. Yet his choice of simple vernacular prose as a means of spreading morality and enlightened ideas to the widest possible audience, including women and children, was very much in the spirit of the 18th-century age of Enlightenment.
How much the heart of the one is stirred by what does not even affect the other. 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 most important work of political theory of the French grand siecle, influencing Montesquieu and Rousseau in its attempt to combine monarchism with republican virtues.
Nolwenn-Allison rated it liked it Feb 20, Sep 07, Ann-Kathrine rated it liked it.
In eloquence, in poetry, in every kind of literature. A must read for all the people that have already read the iliad, the odyssey and the Aeneid. Arashk Azizi rated it really liked it Nov 19, It is a commentary on the bellicosity and luxuriousness of Louis XIV.
Alexandra rated it did not like it Nov 29, The tutor Mentor is arguably the true hero of the book, much of which is given over to his relemachus and advice on how to rule. Most blameless is he, centered in the sphere Fenelkn common duties, decent not to fail In offices of tenderness, and pay Meet adoration to my household gods, When I am gone. Sep 14, Neko McEvil rated it did not like it.
His tutor inculcates principles into him which sum up the essentials of the Social Contract. Oct 28, Miriam marked it as to-read Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? French Wikisource has original text related to this article: To ask other readers questions about Telemachusplease sign up.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The story in itself is in fact quite good, but I finde Telemachus annoying.
This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat 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.
The book did not simply express these feelings; it helped shape and popularize them.
Accompanied by Mentor, Telemachus winds up going all around the eastern Mediterranean: Lists with This Book. 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!