New Humanists
New Humanists
Mar 1, 2023
The Roman Will to Power | No Republic Was Ever Greater
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After the long peace of Numa's reign, Rome gets a new king, even more ferocious than Romulus: Tullus Hostilius. As soon as he comes to power, he begins looking for a way to start a war (while keeping a good conscience about it). This is the fifth episode of "No Republic Was Ever Greater," a podcast series examining the rise of the Roman Empire through the work of Livy and Machiavelli. 

Livy's Ab Urbe Condita:

Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy:

Fustel de Coulanges's La Cité Antique (French):

Fustel de Coulanges's The Ancient City (English):

Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil:

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring:

Hesiod's Theogony:

Jacques-Louis David's Oath of the Horatii:

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