Note 107
From Chapter 46 of the Decline & Fall

On the first rumour of the death of Chosroes, an Heracliad in two cantos was instantly published at Constantinople by George of Pisidia, (p. 97 - 105.) A priest and a poet might very properly exult in the damnation of the public enemy (Ancient Greek v. 56) but such mean revenge is unworthy of a king and a conqueror; and I am sorry to find so much black superstition
Ancient Greek
in the letter of Heraclius: he almost applauds the parricide of Siroes as an act of piety and justice.

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