Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography - Chapter 10, pg. 437-461 Summary & Analysis

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As they waited for the fleet, reports of widespread treachery reached him. Alexander began a purge of the satraps. Harpalus escaped and stayed away from Alexander. Neorchus, who had been with the fleet, appeared in December with news that the fleet was at Hormoz.

In January 324, Alexander left for Persepolis. He traveled across land while his baggage train went by the coastal route. They would meet at Susa. Alexander was becoming increasingly paranoid at this time. He reached Susa in February 324 and still had plans for conquests in the western Mediterranean.

There was a mass marriage ceremony at Susa and Alexander himself took two wives, one the daughter of Darius. However, the marriage didn't have the desired effects with either the Macedonians or the Persians.

At this time there were a lot of Greek exiles that could potentially form an army...

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