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Týche y fortuna: de Tucídides a Maquiavelo

Abstract : This article offers an analysis of the considerable similarities between Thucydides and Machiavelli's conceptions of chance, as well as the correlative notions of calculation and opportunity. It appears that Machiavelli had read Thucydides and was very much influenced not only by his realism, but also by his ideas on political success. Like Thucydides, Machiavelli believed that an optimal rule, be it that of a republican leader, or that of a Renaissance prince, would be able to stop or avoid those disasters that we tend to associate with chance.
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Laura Rocher. Týche y fortuna: de Tucídides a Maquiavelo. KTÈMA Civilisations de l'Orient, de la Grèce et de Rome antiques, Université de Strasbourg, 2020, Les traités néopythagoriciens Sur la royauté, 45, pp.258-275. ⟨halshs-03071613⟩



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