Anna Komnene

Anna Komnene (c. 1083-1153)

“That is the way of all the barbarians: their mouths gape wide for gifts and money, but they have no intention whatever of doing the things for which the money is offered.”

  • The Alexiad (Book XIV, section 2) by Anna Komnene, translated by E.R.A. Sewter, (Penguin Classics, 2009).

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