What text evidence supports Machiavelli’s secondary purpose to inform readers about the tactics Sparta and Rome used to hold

What text evidence supports Machiavelli's secondary
purpose to inform readers about the tactics Sparta and
Rome used to hold cities and their effectiveness? Select
three options.
the list of cities conquered by Sparta and Rome
the description of how Sparta had held Greece
Read this passage from chapter 5 of The Prince.
There are, for example, the Spartans and the Romans. The
Spartans held Athens and Thebes, establishing there an
oligarchy: nevertheless they lost them. The Romans, in
order to hold Capua, Carthage, and Numantia, dismantled
them, and did not lose them. They wished to hold Greece as
the Spartans held it, making it free and permitting its laws,
and did not succeed. So to hold it they were compelled to
dismantle many cities in the country, for in truth there is no
safe way to retain them otherwise than by ruining them. And
he who becomes master of a city accustomed to freedom
and does not destroy it, may expect to be destroyed by it, for
in rebellion it has always the watchword of liberty and its
ancient privileges as a rallying point, which neither time nor
benefits will ever cause it to forget. And whatever you may
do or provide against they never forget that name or their
privileges unless they are disunited or dispersed, but at
the explanation of how Rome dismantled Greek cities
the characterization of liberty as a "watchword" of rebellion
the example of Pisa rebelling against the Florentines
av rally to them as Pisa after

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  1. The correct answers are options one, two and three.

    In order to communicate about the effective tactics used by Sparta and Rome to hold cities, Machiavelli first names the cities seized by them. Then he describes how Sparta holds possession of Greece and how the Romans take apart Greek cities as a strategy to control them.

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