Understand Italian used in Il Principe: chapter II, part 2

This post completes your study of the Italian language as used in chapter 2 of Il Principe by Niccolò Machiavelli. In the portion of text that you will consider here, Machiavelli says the rule of a hereditary prince is stable by virtue of its long-standingness, provided the prince does not make himself hated by his subjects through vice. The portion of text to be studied here reads … Continue reading Understand Italian used in Il Principe: chapter II, part 2

Understand Italian used in Il Principe: chapter II, part 1

This post begins your study of chapter 2 of Niccolò Machiavelli’s Il Principe. If you wish to read the entire chapter first on your own, you will find a link in the index where you can read it online. In the first portion of the chapter that you will consider here, Machiavelli discusses how hereditary states are easier to maintain than altogether new ones. De’ Principati ereditari. … Continue reading Understand Italian used in Il Principe: chapter II, part 1