Italian language series: Il Principe, chapter III (part 3)

In this post, you will continue your study of the third chapter of Niccolò Machiavelli’s Il Principe. In the portions of text to be examined here, Machiavelli explains the importance of a prince’s relocation to an acquired land, and why those who have been offended by him must be crushed thoroughly. The first portion of text you will consider here reads as follows: Questo farebbe più … Continue reading Italian language series: Il Principe, chapter III (part 3)

Italian language series: Il Principe, chapter III (part 2)

In this second part of your study of the Italian used in chapter 3 of Il Principe, Niccolò Machiavelli writes of the advantageousness of a shared language and customs between the acquiring and acquired states, and provides a solution in the absence of these. The first portion of text you will consider here reads: Dico pertanto, che questi Stati, i quali acquistandosi si aggiungono a uno Stato … Continue reading Italian language series: Il Principe, chapter III (part 2)

Italian language series: Il Principe, chapter III (part 1)

Chapter III of Niccolò Machiavelli’s Il Prinicipe is entitled De’ principati misti (on mixed principalities). Chapters I and II of Machiavelli’s treatise are short; chapter III is considerably longer. In the chapter III posts, you will look at much larger portions of text than in the posts pertaining to the previous chapters. In chapter III, Machiavelli begins with: De’ principati misti. Ma nel Principato nuovo consistono le difficultà. E … Continue reading Italian language series: Il Principe, chapter III (part 1)