Anna Komnene

 

Anna Komnene  (c. 1083-1153)

“What happens to us at the hands of others should not bring war on those who have done no wrong; and if the war has no just pretext, then all is lost–ships, arms, men, the whole of our military preparation.”

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

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