Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography - Chapter 10, pgs. 412-437 Summary & Analysis

Peter Green
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Alexander began his retreat. They built and commandeered vessels. Alexander had imagined that India was full of riches but he did not acquire much booty there. The potential return of Alexander to Greece was a threat to the people who were not loyal. His treasurer, Harpalus, had all of the treasures and was threatened by Alexander's return. New of this reached Alexander.

Alexander amassed a flotilla which sailed down the Jhelum. His troops and the elephants marched on the banks. When he entered the Chenab, there were two hostile tribes waiting for him. His troops had been fighting for eight years and were tired of it. They refused orders and his soothsayer warned him about danger to his life.

During the battle at the citadel Alexander was seriously wounded. Rumors spread of his death prematurely and thousands of soldiers revolted and...

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