Mandragola (Italian Edition)

 
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Aonia edizioni. La storia si svolge a Firenze nel 1504. Callimaco è innamorato di Lucrezia, moglie dello sciocco dottore in legge messer Nicia. Con l'aiuto del servo Siro e dell'astuto amico Ligurio, Callimaco, in veste di famoso medico, riesce a convincere messer Nicia che l'unico modo per avere figli sia di somministrare a sua moglie una pozione di mandragola (da qui il titolo della commedia), ma il primo che avrà rapporti con lei morirà. Ligurio trova presto una geniale soluzione: a morire sarà un semplice garzone, cosa che tranquillizza parzialmente Nicia, il quale resta comunque perplesso, visto che qualcuno dovrà andare a letto con sua moglie. Naturalmente Ligurio ha pensato all'amico Callimaco, che spasima per Lucrezia: infatti non vi sarà nessun garzone come vittima predestinata, bensì sarà lo stesso Callimaco a travestirsi da tale. In una famosa e molto divertente scena, il garzone-Callimaco viene colpito e portato a casa di Nicia, e poi infilato nel letto insieme a Lucrezia. . . (Wik.)

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Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian politician, diplomat, founding father of political science, and author of the preeminent political treatise, The Prince. Born in Florence, Italy, Machiavelli held many government posts over his lifetime and often took leading roles in important diplomatic missions. During his time visiting other countries and nation states, Machiavelli was exposed to the politics of figures like Ceasare Borgia and King Louis XII, experiences which would inform his writings on state-building and politics. Machiavelli s political career came to an abrupt end when the Medici overthrew Florence, and he was held as a prisoner under the new regime. Tortured for a short time, he was released without admitting to any crime or treason. At this point, Machiavelli retired and turned to intellectual and philosophical pursuits, producing his two major works, The Prince and Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livy. He died in 1527 at the age of 58.

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