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The Lives of the Ancient Philosophers

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(4,7 Sterne; 15 Bewertungen)

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

Bewertungen

(4,5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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

very fun!

(5 Sterne)

amazing summary of biographies of the lives during greece