The most translated book from the Italian language, The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli celebrates its 500th birthday this year with a special exhibit in Rome. The exhibition “Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince and His Times 1513-2013″ runs through June 16th at Rome’s Vittoriano Museum Complex. Its six parts trace Machiavelli and his times, the impact of The Prince through today and how its meaning has been used and abused.
“Few works of world literature have had so many diverging interpretations: Francis Bacon thought Machiavelli a realist unfettered by Utopian fantasies; Karl Marx considered Machiavelli’s work a genuine masterpiece. Bertrand Russell called The Prince a handbook for gangsters.”
Via Mariano Pallottini