Anna Komnene


Anna Komnene (c. 1083-1153)

“The opposition is strong when the whole body is welded together and of one mind; but let there be faction, and it splits up into many parts and becomes feebler, an easy prey to its enemies.”

  • The Alexiad (Book XIII, section 4) by Anna Komnene, translated by E.R.A. Sewter, (Penguin Classics, 2009).

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