The Prince

by

Niccolò Machiavelli

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The Fox and The Lion

Machiavelli uses the metaphor of the fox and the lion to explain the combination of cunning and strength that a prince must possess in order to maintain control of his state. Machiavelli stresses that a… read analysis of The Fox and The Lion

The Ancient World

Like his fellow Renaissance humanists, Machiavelli celebrated the achievements of the ancient world, championing the writings and accomplishments of Ancient Greek, Roman, and other Mediterranean civilizations. Throughout The Prince, Machiavelli invokes the great… read analysis of The Ancient World

Disease

Machiavelli uses disease as a metaphor for the problems and pitfalls that plague princes and their states. Throughout The Prince, Machiavelli refers to political disorders as a "wasting disease," a pestilence that at first… read analysis of Disease