Machiavelli, Volume I eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 456 pages of information about Machiavelli, Volume I.

Diverse effectes caused of diverse soundes, 93

Whereof cometh the utilitie, and the dissorder of the armies that are now a daies, 93

The manner of arminge men, 97

The number of carriages that men of armes and lighte horsemen ought to have, 98


The greatest dissorder that is used now a dayes in the orderinge of an armie, 102

How the Romaines devided their armie in Hastati, Principi and Triarii, 102

The manner that the Romaines used to order them selves agayne in the overthrow, 103

The custom of the Greekes, 103

A maine battaile of Suissers, 104

How manie legions of Romaine Citesens was in an ordinarie armie, 105

The manner how to pitche a fielde to faighte a battaile, 106

Of what number of faighting men an armie oughte to be, 110

The description of a battaile that is a faighting, 111

An exsample of Ventidio faighting against the Parthians, 114

An example of Epaminondas, 115

How the Artillerie is unprofitable, 116

How that a maine battaile of Suissers cannot ocupie more then fower pikes, 120

How the battailes when thei cum to be eight or ten, maye be receyved in the verie same space, that received the fyve, 123

The armes that the Standarde of all tharmie ought to have, 125

Divers examples of the antiquetie, 126


Whether the fronte of the armie ought to bee made large, 132

To how many thinges respecte ought to be had, in the ordringe of an armie, 133

An example of Scipio, 134

In what place a Capitain maie order his armie with savegarde not to be clene overthrowen, 135

Aniball and Scipio praised for the orderynge of their armies, 135

Cartes used of the Asiaticans, 137

Diverse examples of the antiquitie, 137

The prudence which the Capitaine ought to use, in the accidence that chaunse in faightinge, 138

What a Capitaine ought to doo, that is the conqueror, or that is conquered, 140

A Capitaine ought not to faighte the battaile, but with advauntage, excepte he be constrained, 142

How to avoide the faightinge of the fielde, 144

Advertismentes that the Capitaine ought to have, 146

Speakyng to souldiers helpeth muche to make them to be curagious and bolde, 146

Whether all the armie ought to bee spoken unto, or onely to the heddes thereof, 147


The manner how to leade an armie gowinge thorough suspected places, or to incounter the enemie, 152

An example of Aniball, 156

Wether any thing oughte to bee commaunded with the voise or with the trompet, 159

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