American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Heraclius 575?-641. Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (610-641) who captured Syria, Palestine, and Egypt from Persia (613-628) but lost them all to Muslim invaders (635-641).
“Recovery of Jerusalem and of the presumed true Cross by Heraclius from the Persians.”
“Amidst the glories of the succeeding campaign, Heraclius is almost lost to our eyes, and to those of the Byzantine historians.”
“Of the characters conspicuous in history, that of Heraclius is one of the most extraordinary and inconsistent.”
“They cover the military campaigns of the Byzantine Emperor Herakleios also called Heraclius, who reigned from 610 to 641 AD.”
“Theod.] 84 The expedition of Heraclius is clouded with difficulties, (Tillemont, Hist. des Empereurs, tom.vi. p. 640,) and it requires some dexterity to use the circumstances afforded by Theophanes, without injury to the more respectable evidence of Procopius.] 85 The march of Cato from”
“-- At the theatre, where the assembled spectators become enthusiastic through the quick contagion of their sensibilities, the police cut out of the "Heraclius" of Corneille and the "Athalie" of Racine  from twelve to twenty-five consecutive lines and patch up the broken passages as carefully as possible with lines or parts of lines of their own.”
“Of extravagant metaphor, the result of this same making sound the file-leader of sense, a single example from "Heraclius" shall suffice: --”
“Batelier to the Duke of York's house, and there saw "Heraclius," which is”
“Heraclius," which is a good play; but they did so spoil it with their laughing, and being all of them out, and with the noise they made within the theatre, that I was ashamed of it, and resolve not to come thither again a good while, believing that this negligence, which I never observed before, proceeds only from their want of company in the pit, that they have no care how they act.”
“In the sixth century, under the Byzantine emperor Heraclius, Christians massacred Jews.”
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