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Questions about the Roman historian Titus Livius or Livy (64 or 59 BC – AD 12 or 17) and his works. Livy is the author of 'Ab Urbe Condita Libri' / 'Books from the Foundation of the City'. Use this tag with the [latin-literature] tag.

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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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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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