(ca. 575641). B. Cappadocia; E Roman emp. 610641; defeated by Persians who took Syria 613614, Palestine 615, Egypt 616; Constantinople besieged. Defeated Persians 623628; lost Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Egypt to Mohammedans 635641. His efforts for reform were opposed by nobles and the ch. See also Ecthesis; Serbia.
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