Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography - Chapter 9, pg. 350-379 Summary & Analysis

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Alexander resumed his march in winter but went to subdue the states of the southern satrapies before pursuing Bessus. He subdued the revolts and reached Kandahar in February 329. He began crossing the Hindu Kush in April, which took seventeen days. Bessus assumed he would use a lower pass but he didn't. The speed with which Alexander's troops moved through the pass forced Bessus to flee.

By the time Alexander reached Oxus, many of his troops mutinied. Alexander was forced to release many of his troops and to recruit locals. Bessus was arrested by the Spitamenas and Soghdian barons. Bessus was eventually publicly tried and executed.

Alexander continued his march. Alexander was wounded but he would stop to recuperate. He kept his troops on the move and mentioned his plans to move into the Black Sea area. Before leaving Bactria he eliminated...

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