Anna Komnene

Anna Komnene (c. 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 (12.3) by Anna Komnene, translated by E.R.A. Sewter, (Penguin Classics, 2009).


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