Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Introduction: the conquest of eros; 1. The ontology of tyranny; 2. The tyrant and the statesman in Plato’s political philosophy and Machiavelli’s rejoinder; 3. Superlative virtue, monarchy, and political community in Aristotle’s Politics; 4. Tyranny and the art of ruling in Xenophon’s Education of Cyrus; 5. Machiavelli, Xenophon, and Xenophon’s Cyrus; 6. Glory and reputation: Machiavelli’s new prince; 7. The republic in motion: Machiavelli’s vision of the new Rome; Conclusion: tyranny ancient and modern; Epilogue: the hermaneutical problem of tyranny; Bibliography.
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