Anna Komnene

Anna Komnene (1083-1153)

“I must say I have never seen an evil man who in all his deeds and words did not depart far from the path of right; whenever a man leaves the middle course, to whatever extreme he inclines he takes his stand far from virtue.”

  • From The Alexiad (Book X) by Anna Komnene, translated by E. R. A. Sewter and revised by Peter Frankopan (Penguin Classics, 2009).


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