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Syriac Text: J. –B. Chabot (ed.), Anonymi auctoris chronicon ad annum Christi 1234 pertinens. Praemissum est chronicon anonymum ad A.D. 819 pertinens (vol. 1; Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, Scriptores Syri Series tertia; tomus 14, 1920). Translated by Mark Steven Francois (Ph.D.)   Last updated: May 22, 2019.

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The Anonymous Chronicle Up to 1234 AD – Paragraph 91 (ܨܐ)

(91) The reign of King Heraclius.[1]  In the nine hundred and twenty-second year of the Greeks,[2] which was the twenty-first year of the reign of Khosrow, at the beginning of Elul,[3] Heraclius became king.  When he sat down on the throne of the kingdom, he sent ambassadors to Khosrow to ask for peace.  But not only did Khosrow not consent to make peace, he also threatened and intimidated the Romans.[4]


[1] Heraclius was emperor of the Roman Empire (i.e. the Byzantine Empire) from 610 to 641 CE.  For the reign of Heraclius see Walter E. Kaegi, Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Beae Dignas and Engelbert Winter, Rome and Persia in Late Antiquity: Neighbours and Rival (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 45.

[2] 610 CE.

[3] The month of Elul covers most of September.

[4] I.e. The Byzantine ambassadors.

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