Prompt ~ Never was anything great achieved without danger – Niccolo Machiavelli
The depth of advice
directly relates to his
Two other names come to my mind whenever I read ‘The Prince’. Their thoughts are quite similar though they were born thousands of years apart. They suffered personally and as a result authored behavioral advisories for the rulers.
In 1513, the Medici accused Machiavelli of conspiracy against the Medici family and had him imprisoned. Despite having been subjected to torture he denied involvement and was released after three weeks. He then retired to his estate at Sant’ Andrea, and devoted himself to his political treatise.
Chanak’s family was harassed by the king unjustly. He was put in the prison where he died. Vishnuputa (better known as Chanakya) a young boy at that time (350 -275 BC) was emotionally affected. His life was in danger and he had to flee Pataliputra. He went on to write Chanakya Neeti.
The thirty-year rule of Pharaoh Amenemhat-I ended with his murder nearly 2000 years before Christ. This happened when his co-regent and son Senusert was out and the murder was conspired in the harem of Amenemhat-I. He left behind a papyrus for his son called‘ The Instruction of Pharaoh Amenemhat-I to his son Pharaoh Senusret-I’ that speaks in the same vein as Chanakya and Machiavelli
victims of ill will