Discourses on Livy

Niccolo Machiavelli

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The Discourses on Livy is a work of political history and philosophy written in the early 16th century. The title identifies the work's subject as the first ten books of Livy's Ab urbe condita, which relate the expansion of Rome through the end of the Third Samnite War in 293 BCE. Machiavelli frequently describes Romans and other ancient peoples as superior models for his contemporaries, but he also describes political greatness as something which comes and goes amongst peoples, in cycles.

This book has 392 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1517.

Production notes: This ebook of Niccolo Machiavelli was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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