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 (hĕr′ə-klī′əs, hĭ-răk′lē-) 575?-641.
Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (610-641) who captured Syria, Palestine, and Egypt from Persia (613-628) but lost them all to an army of Muslim Arabs (635-641).


(Biography) ?575–641 ad, Byzantine emperor, who restored the Holy Cross to Jerusalem (629)


(ˌhɛr əˈklaɪ əs, hɪˈræk li əs)

A.D. 575?–641, Byzantine emperor 610–641.
References in classic literature ?
And if truth to life is the main thing the drama should keep in view, how is it possible for any average understanding to be satisfied when the action is supposed to pass in the time of King Pepin or Charlemagne, and the principal personage in it they represent to be the Emperor Heraclius who entered Jerusalem with the cross and won the Holy Sepulchre, like Godfrey of Bouillon, there being years innumerable between the one and the other?
The Patriarchate in Jerusalem has had a strong relationship with the Arab and Islamic world ever since the Arab Caliph Omar Ibn Al Khattab conquered Jerusalem in 636, when he received the keys of the Holy City from Patriarch Sephronius of Jerusalem because the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius had already left the city for Constantinople," Patriarch Theophilos said.
The Emperor Heraclius of Constantinople defeated the Persian army and regained the cross, restoring it to Jerusalem in 629.
Composed by Sophronius, who became patriarch of Jerusalem after the Byzantine emperor Heraclius had recaptured the city, it belongs to a quite different literary tradition, the Greek anacreonticon, a showy and pretentious genre of poetry favored by rhetors in this period.
The Muslims had overrun Byzantine Syria in 634 AD, but lost it to a counter-attack by the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius, who wanted the territories that his ancestors had controlled for centuries.
One Byzantine leader who receives particular attention is the Emperor Heraclius (r.