For me it's Anna Komnene.

For me it's Anna Komnene.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stupid sexy Bohemond...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Stupid sexy Bohemond...

      https://i.imgur.com/nF66zoh.jpg

      Anna Komnene's description of the Norman prince Bohemond in her Alexiad:

      >Now the man was such as, to put it briefly, had never before been seen in the land of the Romans, be he either of the barbarians or of the Greeks (for he was a marvel for the eyes to behold, and his reputation was terrifying). Let me describe the barbarian's appearance more particularly – he was so tall in stature that he overtopped the tallest by nearly one cubit, narrow in the waist and loins, with broad shoulders and a deep chest and powerful arms. And in the whole build of the body he was neither too slender nor overweighted with flesh, but perfectly proportioned and, one might say, built in conformity with the canon of Polycleitus... His skin all over his body was very white, and in his face the white was tempered with red. His hair was yellowish, but did not hang down to his waist like that of the other barbarians; for the man was not inordinately vain of his hair, but had it cut short to the ears. Whether his beard was reddish, or any other colour I cannot say, for the razor had passed over it very closely and left a surface smoother than chalk... His blue eyes indicated both a high spirit and dignity; and his nose and nostrils breathed in the air freely; his chest corresponded to his nostrils and by his nostrils...the breadth of his chest. For by his nostrils nature had given free passage for the high spirit which bubbled up from his heart. A certain charm hung about this man but was partly marred by a general air of the horrible... He was so made in mind and body that both courage and passion reared their crests within him and both inclined to war. His wit was manifold and crafty and able to find a way of escape in every emergency. In conversation he was well informed, and the answers he gave were quite irrefutable. This man who was of such a size and such a character was inferior to the Emperor alone in fortune and eloquence and in other gifts of nature.

      >Stupid sexy Bohemond.jpg

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/tkWYN7f.jpg

      >Stupid sexy Bohemond...
      [...]
      >Stupid sexy Bohemond.jpg

      My first Ironman CK2 playthrough was as Bohemond

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Man, I love history and religion.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How dare you speak of the Despotessa like so?!

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I dont like any monarchs with rare exception like Alexander or Napoleon. People were fricking moronic for following orders from inbred royals.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >People were fricking moronic for following orders from inbred royals.
      He said, while following orders from inbred israelites

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >He would rather follow some senile fat octagenarian in a suit than a beautiful princess.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I would rather not follow anyone. Its pure slave morality to want to serve other men.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >No dad I won't throw out the trash

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah I would prefer to be the dad in that situation instead defending slave mentality on korean basket weaving forums.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Serving other people is a necessary evil
            Society cannot exist without a hierarchy

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I agree but this doesnt mean I would like it and I wonder what kind of person even wants it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            > I wonder what kind of person even wants it.
            Extreme political views are often manifestations of sexual fetishes, that is my theory.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Serving other men seems like a feminine urge to me.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I love this post because it shows that Nietzcheans have no idea what "slave morality" is even supposed to mean and they just use him as a vessel for their feminist mad at dad bullshit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Reddit is 2 blocks down, sir.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >le reddit meme if you dont want to be a slave

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I'M VOOOOOOOOOTING

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            These le reddit memers are probably former active users.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anna Komnene's description of the Norman prince Bohemond in her Alexiad:

    >Now the man was such as, to put it briefly, had never before been seen in the land of the Romans, be he either of the barbarians or of the Greeks (for he was a marvel for the eyes to behold, and his reputation was terrifying). Let me describe the barbarian's appearance more particularly – he was so tall in stature that he overtopped the tallest by nearly one cubit, narrow in the waist and loins, with broad shoulders and a deep chest and powerful arms. And in the whole build of the body he was neither too slender nor overweighted with flesh, but perfectly proportioned and, one might say, built in conformity with the canon of Polycleitus... His skin all over his body was very white, and in his face the white was tempered with red. His hair was yellowish, but did not hang down to his waist like that of the other barbarians; for the man was not inordinately vain of his hair, but had it cut short to the ears. Whether his beard was reddish, or any other colour I cannot say, for the razor had passed over it very closely and left a surface smoother than chalk... His blue eyes indicated both a high spirit and dignity; and his nose and nostrils breathed in the air freely; his chest corresponded to his nostrils and by his nostrils...the breadth of his chest. For by his nostrils nature had given free passage for the high spirit which bubbled up from his heart. A certain charm hung about this man but was partly marred by a general air of the horrible... He was so made in mind and body that both courage and passion reared their crests within him and both inclined to war. His wit was manifold and crafty and able to find a way of escape in every emergency. In conversation he was well informed, and the answers he gave were quite irrefutable. This man who was of such a size and such a character was inferior to the Emperor alone in fortune and eloquence and in other gifts of nature.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wow she must have been wet as frick

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If my calculations are correct she was 13 at the time and he was 42.

      >he was born 1054
      >she was born 1083
      >the first crusade passed through Constantinople in 1097

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The day Alexios position as daddy got usurped

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        hot

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        as nature intended

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    But then again
    >you have to obay a inbred moron with a funny costume because hierarchy le necessary
    Lmao

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    To what degree was orientalism and Greek fetishism the yellow fever of its time?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not really. The Latins, especially post Charlemagne and after the Western Schism saw themselves as the hot shit of Europe and Byzantium as a vestige of heresy and as an illegitimate claimant to Rome. Constantinople was certainly impressive, but not too impressive considering European cities like Paris, Milan or Palermo were similar in size and influence

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >John II uncovered a conspiracy to overthr
    ow him which implicated his mother and sister.[19] Anna's husband Nikephoros had little sympathy with her ambitions, and it was his lack of support which doomed the conspiracy. Anna was stripped of her property, which was offered to the emperor's friend John Axouch.
    >After the death of Alexios, he refused to enter into the conspiracy set afoot by his mother-in-law Irene Doukaina and his wife Anna to depose John II Komnenos, the son of Alexios, and raise him to the throne.[7] His wife attributed his refusal to cowardice, but it seems from certain passages in his own work that he really regarded it as a crime to revolt against the rightful heir
    >Bryennios refused to overthrow John, making Anna unable to continue with her plans.[10] With this refusal, Anna, according to Choniates, exclaimed "that nature had mistaken their sexes, for he ought to have been the woman."[2] According to Jarratt et al., Anna shows "a repetition of sexualized anger."

    KWAB

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why did Anna hate her brother Ioannes so much?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Komnenos. Anna Komnenos.

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