The Bow-Tied Blogger

The life and adventures of one soldier and his various journeys.

  Thursday, May 03, 2007

Happy Birthday to Niccolò di Bernardo Machiavelli.

Today, Niccolò Machiavelli is 538 today and while he is dead and buried in Florence's Cathedral, a beautiful place in a beautfiul city I saw in 2002, his works live on, especially with his main book The Prince, but he has The Discourses, The Art of War, and Mandragolda, a funny but cynical play about a guy forming a plot to sleep with another guy's wife, with the help of a crooked monk.

Granted, he is associated with manipulation and deceit, though he was not guilty of it himself. He worte what he saw, and was very cynical. However the cycnical side of him is funny, which makes it all worth it :)


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