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Byzantine Biographers

21 January 2003, around 11.03.

Reading the Alexiad (or life of the Byzantine emperor, Alexius Comnenus), which was written by his daughter, Anna Comnena, when she was an old woman. She describes everything homerically, from the Odysseus-like Alexius, to his Nausicaa-bride, Irene; and Robert of Lombardy, his foe during the first few books, is obviously nothing more (or less) than […]

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2 February 2003, around 9.17.

Anna Comnena on the character of a good leader…

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