After visiting the sights of Rome, the Persian prince Hormisdas was asked to give his impressions of the city.
It was the same purpose that Calpurnius was made to serve for the young prince Hormisdas.
The pregnant widow of Hormisdas fortunately gave birth to a boy, and the difficulties of the succession were thereby ended.
But habit has prevailed, and the generous friendship of Hormisdas, to keep me here.
This victory was soon followed by another over the Khan's son, who was made prisoner and sent to Hormisdas.
Among his other wives, Hormisdas, we are told, married a daughter of the king of Cabul.
She transformed the palace on Hormisdas into a monastery for the persecuted priests of Syria and Asia.
Hormisdas, however, did not even now quit the capital, or adventure his own person.
We are told that on one occasion Prince Hormisdas narrowly escaped falling into the surena's hands.
Hormisdas had grown jealous of his too successful lieutenant, and was glad of an opportunity to insult him.