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Discover the different practices and forms of Machiavellian otium across a selection of letters taken from Niccolò Machiavelli’s correspondence between 1512 and 1527.

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19-05-1521

M. replies to Guicciardini, who, in previous letters (see for instance the letter of 18-5-1521), had made fun of M.’s mission to the friars of Carpi and helped him to increase his reputation at his host’s house by sending him seemingly important letters and legations.

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29-11-1509

The letter indulges in the description of leisure in moments of unoccupied time when M. distracts himself by writing letters or poems.

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