Anna Komnene

Anna Komnene (Princess of the Byzantine Empire, 1083-1153)

“Blaming that which is blameless (a human characteristic which was after all familiar to Homer’s Muse too) only serves to belittle noble deeds, and to subject to reproach those who do not deserve such.”

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

 

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