Most of the translations from foreign languages in the text are my own, but for the quotation from Machiavelli’s The Prince and the quotation from Virgil’s The Eclogues (though I have adapted the latter very slightly). I am indebted to the late scholars George Bull (1929–2001) and E. V. Rieu (1887–1972), respectively.
—OLIVER BOWDEN, PARIS, 2010
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