The Lives of the Ancient Philosophers


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(4.8 stars; 14 reviews)

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 (1682-1712) 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 (8 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Life of Fenelon Part 1 31:20 Read by Linda Johnson
Life of Fenelon Part 2 24:12 Read by Linda Johnson
Thales 17:22 Read by Craig Campbell
Solon Part 1 23:13 Read by Craig Campbell
Solon Part 2 26:16 Read by Craig Campbell
Pittacus 15:00 Read by Craig Campbell
Bias 12:18 Read by Craig Campbell
Periander 15:06 Read by Craig Campbell
Chilo 8:11 Read by Craig Campbell
Cleobulus 7:13 Read by Craig Campbell
Epimenides 10:21 Read by Craig Campbell
Anacharsis 9:14 Read by Craig Campbell
Pythagoras 19:01 Read by Craig Campbell
Heraclitus 8:50 Read by Craig Campbell
Anaxagoras 15:09 Read by Craig Campbell
Democritus 10:50 Read by Craig Campbell
Empedocles 12:00 Read by Craig Campbell
Socrates 27:47 Read by timli
Plato 21:15 Read by Craig Campbell
Antisthenes 11:58 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Aristippus 22:34 Read by Craig Campbell
Aristotle 37:04 Read by Mayah
Xenocrates 8:15 Read by Patrick Saville
Diogenes Part 1 16:47 Read by Gerwin Kramer
Diogenes Part 2 24:42 Read by Linda Johnson
Crates 10:50 Read by Patrick Saville
Pyrrho 9:52 Read by Craig Campbell
Bion 8:29 Read by Craig Campbell
Epicurus Part 1 17:57 Read by kingkenry
Epicurus Part 2 18:10 Read by Craig Campbell
Zeno 13:34 Read by Gillian Hendrie

Reviews


(4.5 stars)

The book is well read. It is a set of biographies of the Greek philosophers, slightly too focused on life and perhaps weak on the description of the doctrines. Fenelon was a catholic priest, but he is balanced (his treatment of Epicurus is extremely sympathetic)


(5 stars)

So easy to listen and learn while busy with other activities.

very fun!


(5 stars)

amazing summary of biographies of the lives during greece