1. How does Machiavelli’s The Prince express a Renaissance classicist and humanist interest in ancient Rome and Greece?  (Be sure to familiarize yourself with the textbook’s description of the Renaissance and Renaissance humanism.)

2. How does Machiavelli’s advice for how to be a successful “prince” relate to the political context of Italy during his lifetime?  How does Machiavelli’s advice compare to the ideal behavior of a Christian ruler?