Discourses on Livy

Recommended Translation: Discourses on Livy, trans. Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr. and Nathan Tarcov. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. Originally published in 1531.

Book I, Chapter 1: What Have Been Universally the Beginnings of Any City Whatever, and What Was That of Rome

Book I, Chapter 2: Of How Many Species Are Republics, and Which Was the Roman Republic

Book I, Chapter 3: What Accidents Made the Tribunes of the Plebs Be Created in Rome, Which Made the Republic More Perfect

Book I, Chapter 4: That the Disunion of the Plebs and the Roman Senate Made That Republic Free and Powerful

Book I, Chapter 5: Where the Guard of Freedom May Be Settled More Securely, in the People or in the Great

Book I, Chapter 6: Whether a State Could Have Been Ordered in Rome That Would Have Taken Away the Enmities between the People and the Senate

Book I, Chapter 7: How Far Accusations May Be Necessary in a Republic to Maintain It in Freedom

Book I, Chapter 8: As Much As Accusations Are Useful to Republics, So Much Are Calumnies Pernicious

Book I, Chapter 9: That It Is Necessary to Be Alone If One Wishes to Order a Republic Anew or to Reform It Altogether outside its Ancient Orders

Book I, Chapter 10: As Much As the Founders of a Republic and of a Kingdom Are Praiseworthy, So Much Those of a Tyranny Are Worthy of Reproach

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