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Lives of the Ancient Philosophers

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Lives of the Ancient Philosophers by François Fénelon is a fascinating and enlightening read for anyone interested in the great minds of the past. The book offers insight into the lives and teachings of some of the most influential philosophers of ancient Greece, including Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

Fénelon's writing style is engaging and accessible, making this book a pleasure to read. His thorough research and detailed descriptions bring the ancient philosophers to life, making it easy to understand their beliefs and the impact they had on the world.

I appreciate how Fénelon not only discusses the philosophical ideas of these thinkers but also delves into their personal lives and the historical context in which they lived. This adds depth and richness to the book, making it a well-rounded exploration of the subject.

Overall, Lives of the Ancient Philosophers is a thought-provoking and educational read that sheds light on the enduring legacy of these remarkable thinkers. It is a must-read for anyone interested in philosophy, history, or the intellectual pursuits of the ancient world.

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François Fénelon became a priest in 1675, Archbishop of Paris in 1679, was spiritual advisor to Madame Guyon, and was appointed tutor to Louis, Duke of Burgundy by Louis XIV in 1689. He wrote Dialogues of the Dead, and The Lives of the Ancient Philosophers as well as The Adventures of Telemachus expressly for his instruction. Fenelon wrote against the Jansenists and in favor of the Jesuits. He is also known for his Christian Perfection: Devotional Reflections on the Christian Life and Treatise on the Education of Girls.. - Summary by Wikipedia

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