Monday, April 19, 2010

Machiavellian Machinations

princeReread, or perhaps read for the first time, chapters 15-18 in Niccolo Machiavelli's The Morals of the Prince. Feel free to annotate the copy you received in class today. You might find it useful.

Then complete this graphic organizer on the reading for Thursday, though doing it earlier will help you more. For audience and speaker, you may find useful information in the dedication, which is an amazing argument in and of itself.

Oh, and check out the calendar page linked at the top of this page.


  1. Wow, the word "prince" is used so many times in this piece and in the dedication! I hope I never have to read, hear, or write "prince" ever again!

    BTW, first comment...

  2. Nevermind, only 47 "prince"s or "princes"s... Maybe it's only because the word seems immature, like an inexperienced king...

  3. @Joe, I can assure you that was not the case with Machiavelli's audience.