I Capitoli: Machiavelli's New Theogony

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Title I Capitoli: Machiavelli's New Theogony
Author Patapan, Haig
Journal Name The Review of Politics
Editor Walter Nicgorski, Walter Nicgorski, Dennis Moran
Year Published 2003
Place of publication United States
Publisher University of Notre Dame, Review of Politics
Abstract The article considers Machiavelli's terza rima poems on Ingratitude, Ambition, Fortune and Occasion, generally called I Capitoli, in the context of Renaissance hermeticism, cabbala, erotic magic, and astrology. It argues that these poems, taken together and read as a whole, reveal Machiavelli's playful yet subversive cosmology that ousts the old gods by instituting a new theogony. At the same time, I Capitoli, addressed and dedicated to his friends, discloses Machiavelli's own ambitions and desires, delineating the subtle link between Niccolò the poet and Niccolò the prophet and benefactor.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ROP
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0034670500049937
Copyright Statement Copyright 2003 Cambridge University Press. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 65
Issue Number 2
Edition 2003
Page from 185
Page to 207
ISSN 0034-6705
Date Accessioned 2004-01-12
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Subject PRE2009-Political Theory and Political Philosophy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/6475
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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