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Why Machiavelli's Sexism Still Matters in the 21st Century

Why Machiavelli’s Sexism Still Matters in the 21st Century

Dated texts such as Antigone (written in or before 441 B.C.) and The Prince (speculated to have been distributed in 1513) showcase the gender roles of their time.  858 more words

Antigone

The Amorality of Machiavelli

Continuing with our discussion on Tuesday about Morality and Immorality I would like to salute one our fellow classmates who brought a new word to my vocabulary, amoral. 493 more words

Machiavelli

An Open Letter About Barbarian Hordes

Dear Dan Carlin,

You are ruining my life. I have responsibilities. I have a job, and a side job, and another side job. I should be doing more writing. 1,752 more words

Culture

Line(s) of the Day #ThePrince

Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.

Taken from ‘The Prince’, written by Italian Niccolò Machiavelli in 1532.

Alex Raphael

What is power?

Power is a form of knowledge
Power is an Armour
Power is secrecy
Power is the ability to Lead
Power is to control
Power is to disagree… 128 more words

Principal impulses...

“Men are driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear.”

— Niccolò Machiavelli, The Discourses

- Al Smith, 2013

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“Niccolo Machiavelli.” BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2014. 9 September 2014.

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A Life of Agathocles!

I’ve been thinking about writing up a life of Agathocles, based on Plutarch’s Parallel Lives.  I love Plutarch’s Lives.  I think they’re absolutely wonderful introductions to Classical history, and they’ve introduced me to a lot of historical individuals whom I otherwise might not know much about, especially Pyrrhus and Lycurgus. 196 more words

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