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The siege of the fortress-city proved to be far more difficult than Kavadh expected; the defenders repelled the Persian assaults for three months before they were beaten. That year an armistice was reached as a result of an invasion of Armenia by the Huns from the Caucasus.
Although the two powers negotiated, it was not until November that a treaty was agreed to. At the same time, the dilapidated fortifications were also upgraded at Edessa, Batnae and Amida. This was because the construction of new fortifications in the border zone by either empire had been prohibited by a treaty concluded some decades earlier.
Anastasius pursued the project despite Persian objections, and the walls were completed by — Belisarius was defeated by Persian and Lakhmid forces at the Battle of Callinicum in In the same year the Romans gained some forts in Armenia, while the Persians had captured two forts in eastern Lazica.
Iberia remained in Persian hands, and the Iberians who had left their country were given the choice of remaining in Roman territory or returning to their native land. Khosrau I invaded and devastated Syria, extorting large sums of money from the cities of Syria and Mesopotamia, and systematically looting other cities including Antiochwhose population was deported to Persian territory.
Khosrau launched another offensive in Mesopotamia in when he attempted to capture Sergiopolis. Khosrau besieged Edessa in without success and was eventually bought off by the defenders.
The emperor seized the chance, and in — combined Roman and Lazic forces won a series of victories against Persian armies, although they failed to take the key garrison of Petra. The city was finally subjugated inbut in the same year a Persian offensive led by Mihr-Mihroe occupied eastern Lazica.
Khosrau, who now had to deal with the White Hunsrenewed the truce inthis time without excluding Lazica; negotiations continued for a definite peace treaty. He invaded Anatolia and sacked Sebasteia, but after a clash near Melitene the Persian army suffered heavy losses while fleeing across the Euphrates under Roman attack.
The Roman general Maurice retaliated by raiding Persian Mesopotamia, capturing the stronghold of Aphumonand sacking Singara. Khosrau again opened peace negotiations but he died early in and his successor Hormizd IV r. InMaurice won a battle at Constantia over Adarmahan and Tamkhusro, who was killed, but the Roman general did not follow up his victory; he had to hurry to Constantinople to pursue his imperial ambitions.
Hormizd was overthrown in a palace coup in and replaced by his son Khosrau IIbut Bahram pressed on with his revolt regardless and the defeated Khosrau was soon forced to flee for safety to Roman territory, while Bahram took the throne as Bahram VI.
With support from Maurice, Khosrau raised a rebellion against Bahram, and in the combined forces of his supporters and the Romans defeated Bahram at the Battle of Blarathon and restored Khosrau II to power.
In exchange for their help, Khosrau not only returned Dara and Martyropolis but also agreed to cede the western half of Iberia and more than half of Persian Armenia to the Romans.Comparing Empires (Persia vs Rome) Essay Jacob Anderson World Civ I Empires Persia & Rome The foundations of an ancient empire are shaped by many characteristics originating in a civilization’s social, philosophical, and theological values.
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Jacob Anderson World Civ I Empires Persia & Rome The foundations of an ancient empire are shaped by many characteristics originating in a civilization’s social, philosophical, and theological values.