After Bessus and into Sogdiana 329-328BC

Arrian p188-189 & 194-198

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  • Created on: 03-04-18 11:01
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  • Bessus 329BC
    • Context
      • Greek mercenaries in LoC had to serve Alex
      • Report that Bessus wore royal mantle, said he was King - Alex chased him into Bactria
      • Satibarzanes betrayal killed 40 of Alex's men
        • Attack 2k cavalry, struck in face with spear, died
      • Alex caught them in mountains, surrendered
        • Unexpected Mardian attack, Alex bypassed area?
    • Hindu Kush
      • Bessus burnt supplies but still crossed despite snow
      • Barren only siliphium & terebinth grow
    • River Oxus
      • 6 furlongs wide & timber scarce Hides filled with rubbish, like Danube crossing
      • Macedonians unfit for service & Thessalians sent home before crossing
    • Message
      • Spitamenes - sent troops = Bessus' arrest, open arrest already
        • Ptolemy send Agrianes, javelin men & others, S in two minds though
  • River Oxus
    • 6 furlongs wide & timber scarce Hides filled with rubbish, like Danube crossing
    • Macedonians unfit for service & Thessalians sent home before crossing

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