Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography - Chapter 8, pg. 270-298 Summary & Analysis

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After the victory at Gaugamela, the army declared Alexander lord of Asia. After this, his relations with the army deteriorated. Most wanted to return to Macedonia.

After leaving Gaugamela, Alexander sent Philoxenus and a force to Sousa while he headed for Babylon. He was accepted in Babylon because he promised to restore their god. They didn't want to become another Tyre. Susa was a second capital that Alexander went to in November. In route, he learns that the city surrendered to Philoxenus. They also had the contents of the treasury. Alexander took his seat on Darius's throne.

Alexander decided to wage a winter campaign and began to move to Persepolis in January. He traveled separately from his baggage train and arrived on January 31, 330 BC. This was the burial place of Achaemenid kings. In spite of the surrender of the city, Alexander...

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