|589||Battle of Araxes||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Outcome:||A minor Byzantine victory which triggered a revolt against the Persian king||589|
|War & Enemy:||
|The Battlefield|| Location:
Modern Aras River, on the Iran-Turkey borders
| Modern Country:
|The Byzantines(emperor: Maurice (Mauricius))||The Enemies|
|Commander:||General Romanus||General Bahram Chobin|
Persian General Bahram Chobin beat the Turks on behalf of the Sassanid King Hormizd IV at Hyrcanian Rock, and a year later turned against the Romans in Lazica. At the Araxes (modern Aras) River, on the northern border of modern Iran, he suffered a defeat at the hands of Byzantine General Romanus.
The Persian king Hormizd IV, already jealous of the rising fame of Bahram, took the opportunity to humiliate him and sent to him women's garments to wear. Bahram responded by writing him an offensive letter and later moved to Persia with a large army to depose the haughty monarch and place himself on the throne.
|Aftermath:||It was rather a minor defeat but it caused a serious Persian Civil War and the death of king Hormizd IV.|