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Necessity or benefits of reading Livy before Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy?

Now that I've finished reading an annotated translation of the Discourses on Livy (translated by Julia Conaway Bondanella and Peter Bondanella. Oxford University Press, 2008), I can answer my own ...
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Why did Machiavelli specifically mention Livy's first ten books in the title of the Discorsi?

This might be a remnant for Machiavelli's original goal of writing a running commentary of the first ten books in Livy's A Urbe Condita. Several other passages in the book may also be remnants of this ...
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