|20 aIn spite of the Reformation.
CHAPTER 121 Now that religion had become so much fun all of a sudden, a Giant named bGutenberg noticed that there weren't enough cmonks to recopy enough Bibles for everyone to read,
2 dSo Gutenberg invented a way to turn out lots of copies of the Bible on a machine,
3 Not to mention other books,
4 If there were any,
5 Which gave a Giant called Machiavelli a great idea.
CHAPTER 131 With so much fun breaking out all over the place, eMachiavelli decided that it would be nice of him to think up some new rules for all the popes and kings and nobles who were responsible for running things,
2 And so he wrote a handbook called 'The Prince,'
3 Which explained in great detail how you could run things and have a lot of fun at the same time.
4 fFor example, Machiavelli explained that the most important rule was to do to others before they did to you,
5 Which is the best way of making sure that the laugh is on them,
6 And not on you.
7 The other rule was just as important, though,
8 Which is that there aren't any other rules.
||9 g'The Prince' went on to become a big best-seller,
10 And practically indispensable to popes and kings and nobles and other Christians who had lots of land and money and buildings,
11 For about five hundred years,
12 hProving once again that you can't suppress a really good idea,
13 iEspecially if you have a printing press.
CHAPTER 141 jIn fact, the printing press was a big help to a lot of Renaissance Giants,
2 Many of whom were having fun inventing new kinds of Renaissance literary forms,
3 kLike poetry,
4 lAnd comedy,
5 mAnd tragedy.
6 For example, a Giant named Dante invented a Renaissance literary form called the epic poem,
7 And wrote one called 'The Inferno' about a trip to the nold heathen Greek and Roman Underworld,
8 Which starred a character called oVirgil,
9 Who was the Roman who wrote an epic poem called the pAeneid,
10 Which was a lot like the epic poem called the qOdyssey,
11 rWhich was written by a Greek called Homer.
12 Dante's idea was so creative and original that a lot of other Giants decided to invent their own Renaissance literary forms,