Questions tagged [discourses-on-livy]

Questions about Machiavelli's 'Discourses on Livy' ('Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio'), a work of political history and philosophy that was written after the author's political career in Florence and published posthumously in 1531. Use this tag with the tags [niccolo-machiavelli] and [italian-literature].

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What does Chapter XLVIII in Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy, Book I, mean?

I don't understand what Book I Chapter 48 of Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy is trying to convey: Chapter XLVIII He who would not have an Office bestowed on some worthless or wicked Person, should ...
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How do the available annotated version of Discources on Livy differ?

I saw this answer by Tsundoku from 2018. I was interested to learn how the available annotated versions differ.
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Why did Machiavelli specifically mention Livy's first ten books in the title of the Discorsi?

The original title of Machiavelli's Discorsi was Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, literally (according to Wikipedia) "Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livy". "Decade" here refers to ...
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Who are "the sons of Brutus" in Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy?

Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy is a treatise on government, especially republican government. Machiavelli often cites examples from Roman history (not just from Livy's work), for example, Lucius ...
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Necessity or benefits of reading Livy before Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy?

Niccolò Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy, written between 1513 and 1519, are not as famous as The Prince, but possibly his best work. Its Italian title, Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, ...
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