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46, Arr. 2-3) and Ptolemy (FGrH 138 F 28a = Plut. Alex. 46) claim that the story of the Amazon queen meeting Alexander was fiction. 11 Cleitarchus, FGrH 137 F 24 = Curt. 21; cf. Arr. 8. 12 Pearson, LHA, 241 and D. Spencer, The Roman Alexander (Exeter, 2002), xiii-xiv. L. Hammond, Three Historians of Alexander the Great (Cambridge, 1983), 12-85, and Baynham, ―Ancient Evidence for Alexander the Great,‖ 14. 7, while discussing Alexander’s treatment of Darius’ wife and mother in 333, he mentions that Alexander demonstrated his kindness in his actions and as a result the Persian women hailed him as a god.

240A-B). 8 preserve the name as Abdalonymus. 18 Tarn, Alexander 2, 63-91, Drews, ―Diodorus and His Sources,‖ 391-392, and Hammond, Three Historians of Alexander the Great, 12-85. 19 The date of Curtius’ work is unclear. R. Fears, ―Parthi in A. Curtius Rufus,‖ Hermes 102 (1974), 623625, argues for a date after the fall of the Parthian Empire, while E. Baynham, Alexander the Great: The Unique History of Quintus Curtius Rufus (Ann Arbor, 1998; repr. 2001), 201-219, argues for a date before its fall in 228 AD, probably a time between the reigns of Augustus and Trajan; cf.

1, Curt. 20. 55 For more on the campaign against the Mallians and Alexander’s near fatal wound, see the commentary on 327B. 26 then out into the Indian Ocean). A terrible march then followed as he and part of his army turned westward to march through the Gedrosian desert. 56 It was a sixty day hike through harsh terrain without provisions and with little water in which one third of the army and most of the pack animals perished. 57 Leaving Carmania, Alexander and the army marched to Susa. 58 Alexander himself took two brides, Stateira, the daughter of Darius, and Parysatis, the daughter of Darius’ predecessor, Artaxerxes III, in keeping with the Macedonian custom of polygamy.

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