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Niccolò Macchiavelli statue by Lorenzo Bartolini, Uffizi, Florence

Discourses on Livy: I.2-4

I.2–4 Excluding newly founded cities subservient to a larger power, Machiavelli asks what sorts of laws independent cities (whether republics or principalities) might have. Some were…