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grllopez ~ with freedom and books (with_freedom_and_books) | 139 comments Mod
It's May 1, 2018. It's a great day to begin The Prince by Machiavelli. It's a short one, so anyone who starts now should be done before the end of May. Then we can meet back here to share ideas.

I've never read this before, but I highly anticipate what it has to say b/c it is so ingrained in Western history and government. So, we'll see...

Anyone reading it for the first time? Anyone rereading it?


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Christopher (Donut) | 24 comments It is a quick read, but 'unpacking' it could take a lifetime.

I had a book club discussion of it a few years ago, but I did not read it to the end (short as it is).


grllopez ~ with freedom and books (with_freedom_and_books) | 139 comments Mod
Christopher wrote: "It is a quick read, but 'unpacking' it could take a lifetime.

Oh, that's always an issue. I wonder if you could find it online? That is, if you don't mind reading it that way.



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Christopher (Donut) | 24 comments Great Book Study wrote: "Christopher wrote: "It is a quick read, but 'unpacking' it could take a lifetime.

Oh, that's always an issue. I wonder if you could find it online? That is, if you don't mind reading it that way."


I have the Kindle edition of the Harvey Mansfield translation:

The Prince

(which attempts to be strictly literal with such key and ambiguous concepts as 'virtue,' and 'orders,'-- can't think of all of M.'s key terms right now)


Beth Great! I'll start this soon. I've read it before and I still have my copy. I don't know how it compares to other translations, but my edition says it's a translation by N.H. Thompson, published 1910.


grllopez ~ with freedom and books (with_freedom_and_books) | 139 comments Mod
I'll be reading a George Bull translation (1961).


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Well | 3 comments I will be reading the C.E. Detmold translation (1997). It is my copy from University, margin notes and all.


grllopez ~ with freedom and books (with_freedom_and_books) | 139 comments Mod
Hi, Well,
Thanks for joining us. So this is a reread for you?


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Well | 3 comments Yes, it is a reread. But several years have passed, and I am sure it will be a whole new experience.


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