EI Portraits

Our writers profile individuals, some well-known, some overlooked, and explore how they shaped the world as we know it. Read by Sebastian Brown.

Anna Komnene, a Byzantine princess and scholar.
Saint Augustine and his mother, Saint Monica.
Comte Lanjuinais speaks at a febrile meeting of the National Convention, 1793.
19th Century lithograph of Aspasia of Miletus.