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The data of observation are drawn mainly from contemporary Italy ; as for history,
it is for him what had been recorded by the great historians, the writers whom he
most admires, Romans, Greeks, the authors of the Old Testament. Where have ...
... let us say, Roman law, or Roman institutions, we were not contemplating
objects in nature, of whose purposes, or whether they had any, we could know
nothing. We had to ask ourselves what these Romans were at, what they strove
to do, ...
In the course of his work on the greatness and decline of the Romans, he points
out that what caused Rome to decay was the fact that it sinned against the central
'principle' of the Roman Republic. For republics can be healthy only if they are ...
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The Originality of Machiavelli
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