Humans of Byzantium: Michael Psellos (11th c)


"I had many students and came to court when I was still young. I got involved in Byzantine politics and became the emperor's most trusted man. He also trusted me. Had to show everyone that I had knowledge and abilities to rule. People said that I was the best philosopher and the most talented historian. Maybe they were right (or maybe not)." (Michael Psellos, consul of philosophers, 11th c)

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