Discourses Upon “Discourses Upon Livy” (and also Livy)

June 27, 2008

James Wright

Machiavelli wrote more than just “The Prince”! Where “The Prince” was Machiavelli’s book of advice for monarchs, “Discourses Upon Livy” is Machiavelli’s advice to republics. It is structured as a swarm of tiny chapters that discuss events in Livy’s History of Rome. I thought it might be fun to pick a few anecdotes and talk about them.