Machiavelli - LECTURE 1
I – Interpretative battles over Machiavelli
- a few words about Machiavelli’s life & historical context
II - Classifying principalities (ch.1-11): a few key lessons.
* Mach's heroes (ch.6)
* Cesare Borgia
* The Prince as “armed prophet”
III – Of good armies (ch.12-14) ** the story of David & Goliath
IV – (ch.15-21) The qualities of a (good) prince. (of generosity, love… and other virtues)
Machiavelli - LECTURE 2
(ch. 24-26 of the Prince)
* FORTUNA: 2 metaphors, 2 important messages?
I - The origins of political society & M’s cycle of regimes (ch.1-2)
II - Artificial necessities: the Roman tribunes & other good laws (ch.3-7)
III – Politics & morality. (ch. 9-15)