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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Published October 28th by Cambridge University Press first published 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 tepemachus as King of Ithaca.

Alexandra rated it did not like it Nov 29, Homer ‘s Odyssey 8th century BC.

A must read for all the people that have already read the iliad, the odyssey and the Aeneid. I guess I should read this before reading Aragon’s Adventures of Telemachus. Want to Read saving….

Rachel rated it liked it Jul 12, This book portraits the missing link between the iliad and the odyssey. The story in itself is in fact quite good, but I finde Telemachus annoying.

I suspect, though, that the main reason to read the book is to observe how much it informed the French Enlightenment.

To telemachux other readers questions about Telemachusplease sign up. Everything here is brought down to a “noble and frugal simplicity,” and, in the harmony of a strictly hierarchical society, everything combines in a common utility.

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Feb 23, Mel Bossa rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book also became the most popular children’s book, given to boys, in eighteenth-century England. Heather Kirk rated it liked it Mar 16, Simone Due rated it liked it Oct 04, He works his work, I mine. The fenrlon Mentor is arguably the true hero of the book, much of which is given over to his speeches and advice on how to rule. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


The adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses translated from the French.

From its wellspring of sentimentality, a river of tenderly shed tears would flow straight through the eighteenth century, fed by Richardson, Greuze, and Rousseau, among others, finally to pour out into the broad sea of Romanticism. Essai sur le culte des grands hommes Paris Fayard, 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 ffnelon between nations peacefully.

In medias res Between Scylla and Charybdis. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Retrieved from ” https: The princes and governments of the real world will be compared with them.

The adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Refresh and try again.

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But glad I finally finished it! 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.

Contrary to Louis XIV, whom he resembles in many traits of character, Idomeneus renounces conquest and is able to make peace with his neighbors. Nathan rated it liked it Apr 09, Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is filled with bromides and advice by Minerva Athena — why is Odysseus written as Ulysses?

Anna rated it did not like it Apr 14, This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat Emilia rated it liked it Feb 23, Johan rated it really liked it Jun 22, But it is with “a Telemachus in hand that teacher and pupil establish a “scale of measurement” for judging various existing societies. Ivan Guerra rated it it was ok Apr 19, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Telemachus (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

How much the heart of the one is stirred by what does not even affect the other. Views Read Edit View history. The book twlemachus not simply express these feelings; it helped shape and popularize them.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,p. 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.