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The Mona Lisa


The Mona Lisa

One of the most famous paintings in history, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa can be seen at the Louvre museum in Paris, where it is on permanent display. The work’s name was not chosen by the artist; rather, it was derived from a posthumously published biography of da Vinci, which identifies the subject as Lisa, wife of a wealthy Florentine businessman. Still, her identity remains the subject of debate, and theories regarding the owner of the enigmatic smile abound. What are some of them? More… Discuss

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MACHIAVELLI: THE PRINCE – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books


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MACHIAVELLI: THE PRINCE – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books | Niccolo Machiavelli | Business | Wealth | Strategy | Politics – – ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (About Principalities). It was written around 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli’s death. The treatise is not actually representative of his published work during his lifetime, but it is certainly the best remembered one. (summary from Wikipedia.org)
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Chapter listing and length:

00 – The Prince – Front matter — 00:33:54

01 – The Prince – Ch. 01-03 — 00:22:25

02 – The Prince – Ch. 04-06 — 00:17:33

03 – The Prince – Ch. 07-08 — 00:30:33

04 – The Prince – Ch. 09-11 — 00:19:59

05 – The Prince – Ch. 12-13 — 00:25:19

06 – The Prince – Ch. 14-16 — 00:15:37

07 – The Prince – Ch. 17-18 — 00:17:31

08 – The Prince – Ch. 19 — 00:24:37

09 – The Prince – Ch. 20-22 — 00:25:04

10 – The Prince – Ch. 23-26 — 00:27:29

11 – The Prince – Appendix 1 — 00:16:46

12 – The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca – Part 1 — 00:32:12

13 – The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca – Part 2 — 00:39:19

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI (1469)


Niccolò Machiavelli (1469)

Machiavelli was a prominent Florentine author and statesman. He entered political service in 1498 and became acquainted with power politics through diplomatic missions, but he eventually fell out of favor and died embittered. His best-known work, The Prince, describes the means by which a leader may gain and maintain power. The adjective “Machiavellian” has since come to describe amoral cunning and justification by power. Did Machiavelli write the work as serious advice or as satire? More… Discuss

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