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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
ards the close of the reign of the emperor Heraclius, the grandfather of Constans. (A. D. 610 --641.) Anxious to regain possession of Alexandria, Constans fitted out an expedition against Egypt, and we are informed by the Chinese annalists, that he sent ambassadors to the emperor of China, Taisum, to excite him to a war against the Arabs, by whom the Chinese possessions in Turkistan were then infested. (Comp. De Guignes, Histoire générale des Huns, i. pp. 55, 56.) This emperor reigned from A. D. 627 till 650, and as the Christian religion was preached in China during his reign by Syrian monks, from which we may conclude that an intercourse existed between China and the Greek empire, the fact related by the Chinese annalists seems worthy of belief, especially as the danger from the Arabs was common to both the empires. When Manuel, the commander of the imperial forces, appeared with a powerful fleet off Alexandria, the inhabitants took up arms against the Arabic governor 'Othman, and w
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), Geo'rgius PISIDA (search)
on occasion of the victory over the Avars, commemorated in No. 2. It is ascribed to George by his editor Quercius on internal evidence, which cannot, however, be regarded as conclusive. 4. *Ei)s th\s a(gi/an to= *Xriston= tou= *Qeon= h(mw=n a)na/stasin In Sanctam Jesu Christi, Dei Nostri, Resurrectionem. This poem consists of 129 trimeter iambic verses, in which George exhorts Flavius Constantine, the son of Heraclius, to emulate the example of his father. It was probably written about A. D. 627. 5. *Ei)s *(Hra/kleion to\n *Basile/a, De Heraclio Imperalore Commonly cited by the title *(Hraklia/s Heraclias, or *(Hraklia/dos *)Akroa/seis du/w, Heracliadis Libri Duo. It has the second title, h)/toi ei)s th\n te/leian ptw=sin *Xospo/ou *Basile/ws *Persw=n sive de Extremeo Chosroae Persarum Regis Eacidio. But this title does not correctly describe it, for it takes a hasty survey of the transactions and exploits of Heraclius at home and abroad, and only slightly touches on the final
stions connected with astronomy, meteorolog and physical geography; such as the career of the sun and of the moon, eclipses, falling stars, clouds, rain, winds, prognostics of the weather, earthquakes, the ocean, the Nile, mount Aetna, and the great divisions of the earth. It will be found in the collected works. History The four following works belong to history : -- V. Chronicon Chronological tables from the creation of the world to the fifth year of the emperor Heraclius, that is, A. D. 627. Editions It was edited with much care by Garcia de Loaisa, Taurin. 4to. 1593, whose text has been followed by Roncalli in his Velt. Lat. Script. Chron. p. ii. p. 419, and in the Madrid edition of the collected works. VI. Historia Gothorum Historia Gothorum, a short account of the Goths from their first collisions with the Romans in the reigns of Valerian and Gallienus down to the death of Sisebutus. VII. Historia Vandalorum, Historia Vandalorum, from the time of their entrance in
stions connected with astronomy, meteorolog and physical geography; such as the career of the sun and of the moon, eclipses, falling stars, clouds, rain, winds, prognostics of the weather, earthquakes, the ocean, the Nile, mount Aetna, and the great divisions of the earth. It will be found in the collected works. History The four following works belong to history : -- V. Chronicon Chronological tables from the creation of the world to the fifth year of the emperor Heraclius, that is, A. D. 627. Editions It was edited with much care by Garcia de Loaisa, Taurin. 4to. 1593, whose text has been followed by Roncalli in his Velt. Lat. Script. Chron. p. ii. p. 419, and in the Madrid edition of the collected works. VI. Historia Gothorum Historia Gothorum, a short account of the Goths from their first collisions with the Romans in the reigns of Valerian and Gallienus down to the death of Sisebutus. VII. Historia Vandalorum, Historia Vandalorum, from the time of their entrance in