Anna Komnene

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

“It is the mark of a bad general, when all is peaceful, to incite his neighbors to war intentionally–for peace is the objective of all wars.”

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

 

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