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Anna Komnene, daughter of Byzantine emperor Alexios, spent the last decade of her life creating a 500-page history of her father’s reign called “The Alexiad.” As a princess writing about her own family, she had to balance her loyalty to her kin with her obligation to portray events accurately. Leonora Neville investigates this epic historical narrative.
Lesson by Leonora Neville, directed by Els Decaluwe.
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TED-Ed, . (2020, March 30). Anna Komnene, the princess who rewrote history. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/2001/
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