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
( v. 56)
but such mean revenge is unworthy of a king and a conqueror; and I am sorry to find so much black superstition
in the letter of Heraclius: he almost applauds the parricide of Siroes as an act of piety and justice.