A History of the Eastern Roman Empire: From the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I.; (A. D. 802-867) (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, 17. lis 2017. - Broj stranica: 552
Excerpt from A History of the Eastern Roman Empire: From the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I.; (A. D. 802-867)
It would not be just to the leading men who guided public affairs during this period, such as Theophilus and Bardas, to attempt to draw their portraits. The data are entirely insufficient. Even in the case of Photius, who has left a considerable literary legacy, while we can appreciate, perhaps duly, his historical significance, his personality is only half revealed; his character may be variously conceived; and the only safe course is to record his acts without presuming to know how far they were determined by personal motives.
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