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By Anna Comnena

A revised variation of a medieval masterpiece-the first narrative historical past written by means of a woman

Written among 1143 and 1153 by way of the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, The Alexiad is without doubt one of the hottest and revealing fundamental assets within the substantial canon of medieval literature. Princess Anna Komnene, eldest baby of the imperial couple, unearths the internal workings of the courtroom, profiles its many notable personages, and gives a firsthand account of immensely major occasions comparable to the 1st campaign, in addition to its impression at the dating among jap and western Christianity. A celebrated triumph of Byzantine letters, this is often an unheard of view of the wonderful Constantinople and the medieval international.

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Just a few stragglers left to show up. And Eddie. Suddenly, he's nervous again. Armed guards. To keep out curious tourists, chancers and… … and impostors. Armed. The taximan stops abruptly and drops Eddie's cases. But he doesn't set Eddie down. He barks up at Eddie. Some kind of demand, or order. Eddie says: 'This is it. This'll do nicely,' and tries to dismount, but the taximan grips his legs, both of which are injured anyway, and barks the incomprehensible demand again. Through gritted teeth, Eddie tries to explain that he's happy with the destination, and he'd really like to get down now, while what's left of his blood is still circulating around what's left of his legs.

Whatever the language, it is clearly understood by everyone else in the party, since it's greeted by a great woof of delighted laughter. Eddie tries a little chuckle, as if to imply he obviously gets the joke, but he doesn't think it's all that funny. This seems to meet with Gwent's approval. ' Eddie's meant to be flattered. He acknowledges as much with a slight inclination of his head. He wishes he'd corrected the Captain the first time his name had been used. He'd much prefer to be known as CP.

To his right, he hears a yell, a pleading yell, and a scuffle. The guards barely flick their eyes in the direction of the altercation. But Eddie knows what it is. It's a kerfuffle. Two men, wearing neat pork-pie hats, are swinging a third man between them. The third man is struggling, and the other two are sporting bright pink socks. The pink-socked duo are trying to work up sufficient momentum to hurl their appointment over the laser safety cut-outs and into the lethal thermal wall. Eddie starts to move towards the station entrance, hoping to get there and get through before the horror is played out.

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