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By 622, Heraclius was ready to campaign. He led his forces in person, the first ruler to do so  since the 390s. He led the army behind the Persians to Armenia, causing Shahr-Baraz to  withdraw from Asia Minor, after which the Persians suffered their first defeat. Heraclius returned  to Constantinople to make a truce with the Avars, leaving his army in the field, which did  not  mutiny. In 623 he returned to the offensive, going through Armenia and Azerbaijan to burn the  Shah's castle at Ganzak. Leaving a trail of destroyed Sassanian outposts, he almost made it to  their capital Ctesiphon before winter. In 625, he moved past Ararat to capture Martyropolis and  Amida. In southeastern Anatolia, the two armies met in frontal battle. Though Shahr-Baraz  ambushed Byzantine forces inflicting heavy loss, Heraclius' personal courage and advances  spurred his reserves to defeat the Persians again. The odyssey continued, however, when 
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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