Anna Komnene


Anna Komnene (c. 1083-1153)

“Such is the way of men – today they cheer, escort, treat with honour, but once they see the fortunes of life reversed, they act in the opposite manner, without a blush.”

  • From The Alexiad (Book IX, chapter 9) by Anna Komnene, translated by E.R.A. Sewter, (Penguin Classics, 2009).

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