Anna Komnene

Anna Komnene
(1083-1153 CE. She was the daughter of Emperor Alexios Komnenos of the Byzantine Empire)

“Full of enthusiasm and ardour they thronged every highway, and with these warriors came a host of civilians, outnumbering the sand of the seashore or the stars of heaven, carrying palms and bearing crosses on their shoulders.”

  • From The Alexiad by Anna Komnene, translated by E.R.A. Sewter, (Penguin Classics, 2009).

 

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