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CliziaA valuable, new translation of Machiavelli’s marvelous satire! Machiavelli writes in the prologue to Clizia that comedies were invented for the dual purpose of amusing and benefiting the audience. Clizia is no exception. It is a raucous comedy about love that extends to the scandalous, but it also contains a serious teaching about managing passions and relationships. Daniel Gallagher provides a lively and readable translation that enables readers to access not only the humor of the play but also…

CliziaA valuable, new translation of Machiavelli’s marvelous satire! Machiavelli writes in the prologue to Clizia that comedies were invented for the dual purpose of amusing and benefiting the audience. Clizia is no exception. It is a raucous comedy about love that extends to the scandalous, but it also contains a serious teaching about managing passions and relationships. Daniel Gallagher provides a lively and readable translation that enables readers to access not only the humor of the play but al…

CliziaA rollicking, farcical comedy, Niccolò Machiavelli’s Clizia (1524) is an important step in theatre history. Based on Casina, by the Roman dramatist Plautus, Clizia is an example of the theatrical genre known as commedia erudita, a precursor to its famous successor, commedia dell arte. The story centers on old Nicomaco (a play on the author’s name), who has raised an adopted daughter from childhood and now in his dotage has fallen in love or lust with her. His son Cleandro also loves Clizia, wh…

Clizia: A Tale of Scandalous Surprises from the Italian RenaissanceLUST, and particularly SEXUAL LUST, one of the Seven Deadly Sins, is the key theme and motivating force throughout CLIZIA, H.D. Greaves’s novelization of Niccolò Machiavelli’s bawdiest and most scandalous comedy. Deliberately written in an elegantly old-fashioned style to mirror the intricacies of the Italian Renaissance, Greaves’ adaptation vividly shows this unusual tale still possesses considerable power to shock, surprise, and amuse—five centuries after it first appeared! We are int…

Clizia (Italian Edition)Clizia, scritta tra la fine del 1524 e il 1525, è una commedia che ha per protagonista Cleandro al quale i genitori hanno vietato di sposarsi con la trovatella Clizia. Dietro al divieto c’è una sordida attrazione che Nicomaco, padre del giovane, ha sviluppato per Clizia. Secondo Machiavelli la commedia deriva da due fatti realmente accaduti, uno antico in Atene, da cui trasse ispirazione la Casina di Plauto, ed uno moderno in Firenze. Clizia è in ogni epoca la mitizzazione dell’eterno femmini…

The Awesome Book of SharksThe Awesome Book of Sharks is a jam-packed collection of fabulous facts, marvelous myths, and fascinating trivia about sharks, written for kids who want to know all about these strange sea creatures. Did you know that most sharks swim at speeds of less than 5 knots (5.75 miles per hour)? Did you know that sharks have been around for about 400 million years? Within these pages there are many more tales and theories to explain how each shark was given its name, where it resides, and what it really…

Archie-A Celebration of America's Favorite Teenager-NEWEST PUBLICATION!! (September-11)A Glorious celebration of Archie, his sexy girlfriends Betty and Veronica, and their pals ‘n’ gals–including the great artists and writers behind them! The fascinating story of how America’s Most Popular Teenagers were created and their continued coolness to today. This Beautiful book is filled with funny and rare comics, covers and collectibles!!…

Popeye Classics Vol. 3Re-presenting the classic Popeye comic book series that debuted in 1948 by Bud Sagendorf, the long-time assistant to creator E.C. Segar! Carefully reproduced from the original comic books and lovingly restored, Volume 3 contains issues #10-14. Also included are more of Sagendorf’s gloriously funny one-pagers, rare photos, and extra artwork!…

The Comedies of Machiavelli: The Woman from Andros; The Mandrake; Clizia (Hackett Classics)Though better known today as a political theorist than as a dramatist, Machiavelli secured his fame as a giant in the history of Italian comedy more than fifty years before Shakespeare’s comedies delighted English-speaking audiences. This bilingual edition includes all three examples of Machiavelli’s comedic art: sparkling translations of his farcical masterpiece, The Mandrake; of his version of Terence’s The Woman From Andros; and of his Plautus-inspired Clizia–works whose genre afforded Machi…