Frances Wright's A FEW DAYS IN ATHENS

A Classic Tale Revealing The Truth About Epicurus, The Man Revered In The Ancient World As "The Master-Builder Of Human Happiness," And The Author Of The System Of Thought That Prompted Thomas Jefferson To Write "I Too Am An Epicurean."

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Start Reading Now!Thomas Jefferson called A Few Days In Athens - "A treat to me of the highest order." Jefferson wrote that "the matter and manner of the dialogue is strictly ancient ... the scenery and portraiture of the interlocutors are of higher finish than anything in that line left us by the ancients; and like Ossian, if not ancient, it is equal to the best morsels of antiquity."  Read the story of the remarkable life of the author, her travels to America with the Marquis de Lafayette, and her meeting with Thomas Jefferson here.
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Who Was Author Frances Wright?

1Who was Frances Wright?  Find out here.

What Is The Theme of “A Few Days in Athens”?

2What is the setting of “A Few Days In Athens”?  Find a map of characters here.

Who Was The Philosopher Epicurus?

3Who was Epicurus?  Find out here.

What Is The Philosophy of Epicureanism?

4What is Epicureanism?  Find out here.

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