Thomas Jefferson, who said of himself “I too am an Epicurean,” called Frances Wright’s A Few Days In Athens – “A treat to me of the highest order.”
Jefferson wrote that “[T]he 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.
For a Spanish translation, click here for the Spanish version at the Society of Epicurus.
For chapter by chapter discussion of the book, go to the Epicureanfriends.com forum here.