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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:10 PM

500 yr old arrest warrant for MACHIAVELLI discovered

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/500-year-old-arrest-warrant-niccolo-machiavelli-discovered-article-1.1272131#ixzz2Lw2aiPsn

500-year-old arrest warrant for ‘The Prince’ author Niccolò Machiavelli discovered by British professor

.... A British academic has discovered the arrest warrant for famed Italian Renaissance man Niccolò Machiavelli. The historic document is exactly 500-years-old and is the catalyst for Machiavelli's writing of the political treatise "The Prince."

Professor Stephen J. Milner of the University of Manchester found the aged document hidden away in a state archive while researching Florentine town criers in the 15th to early 16th centuries. ....

A mounted town crier read the proclamation on Feb. 19, 1513, which stated Florentines had one hour to surrender any information regarding the whereabouts of Machiavelli or anyone who may be hiding him to authorities.

Milner also found a document describing Florentine authorities paying four horsemen to ride through the streets in search of Machiavelli and the subsequent reward they would receive for his capture.

Machiavelli became a wanted man when the power of the Florentine government changed hands and his name was linked to a conspiracy to overthrow the returning Medici family. ....

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UTUSN Feb 2013 OP
woo me with science Feb 2013 #1
Gorp Feb 2013 #2
UTUSN Feb 2013 #3
mikekohr Feb 2013 #4
Bucky Feb 2013 #5

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:14 PM

1. Can we dust it off and use it for a banker? nt

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:52 PM

2. I don't think he's in danger. I'm pretty sure he's dead by now.

 

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Response to Gorp (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:30 PM

3. & yet KKKarl lives on n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:48 PM

4. It's a twisted plot and scheme! nt

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:59 PM

5. "To demonstrate his prowess, a Prince must not hesitate to act swiftly to remove his rivals"

Fail. With a 500 year head start, you'll never catch as wily a character an Nick "the Stick" Machiavelli!

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