Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography - Study Guide Chapter 10, pgs. 461 - 488 Summary & Analysis

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In July 324, Harpalus tried to negotiate deals with various people and was eventually arrested. He managed to escape but was eventually assassinated in Crete.

Alexander moved onto Ecbatana. Here his commander of the Companion Cavalry, Hephaestron, died. Alexander gave him a grand funeral. A month after this, his wife Roxanne became pregnant and eventually gave birth to a son. This child was Alexander's sole legitimate heir.

In winter of 324-3, he began a campaign against the Cassaens. This took five weeks. He also ordered a fleet of Greek warships to be built and the army headed for Babylon. The seers predicted a disaster if he entered the city so he stayed outside of the city for a while. He received delegations from many different countries.

Alexander drank some wine he was given at a banquet and came down with a high...

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