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Unformatted text preview: Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) Essays What do I need to read? “Michel de Montaigne” Pages 2632-2635 in Vol. C Essays Pages 2636-2658 in Vol. C “To the Reader” “Of the Power of the Imagination” “Of Cannibals” “Of the Inconsistency of Our Actions” The opening of Chapter 30 – “Of Cannibals” in French: CHAPITRE XXX Des Cannibales QUAND le Roy Pyrrhus passa en Italie, apres qu'il eut recongneu l'ordonnance de l'armée que les Romains luy envoyoient au devant ; Je ne sçay, dit-il, quels barbares sont ceux-cy (car les Grecs appelloyent ainsi toutes les nations estrangeres) mais la disposition de cette armée que je voy, n'est aucunement barbare. Autant en dirent les Grecs de celle que Flaminius fit passer en leur païs : et Philippus voyant d'un tertre, l'ordre et distribution du camp Romain, en son Royaume, sous Publius Sulpicius Galba. Voila comment il se faut garder de s'attacher aux opinions vulgaires, et les faut juger par la voye de la raison, non par la voix commune. Who is Montaigne anyway? • he was a French courtier during the reign of Charles IX • he was the author of Essais which established a new literary form • he was educated in law • he worked in parliament, as intermediary at court, and as mayor of Bordeaux • he was a sensitive, philosophical man of genius • he was a strongly affected by the skepticism of his age • he wrote to analyze human nature Montaigne by Thomas de Leu What did he write?...
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