Modern Historians about Macedonia – Lewis Vance Cummings

 

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He [Alexander] next ordered the slain Persian noblemen and the dead Greek mercenaries buried, sending back the survivors as captives to slave in the mines and farms of Macedonia, because they, as Greeks in opposition to the decrees of the Corinthian league, had borne arms against their own country

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He [Alexander] dedicated three hundred sets of Persian armor to the temple of Athene Polias, over which was to be inscribed: ‘ Alexander son of Philip, and all the Greeks, excepting the Lacedaemonians have devoted these spoils, taken from the barbarians of Asia’

‘Alexander the Great’ Lewis Vance Cummings, page 132

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Then with several thousands of his most mobile forces, the conqueror struck swiftly for a point where, according to information received, the Oritae and Gedrosians had posted themselves in a narrow pass which they hoped to hold against him. Apparently, however they considered discretion the better part of valor, for when he came up, the unarmored and ill-armed natives took a good look at the armored and disciplined Greeks, and fled

“Alexander the Great” by Lewis Vance Cummings, page 395

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Convoys of supplies were brought in huge amounts, to impress the watchful enemy (who undoubtedly had spies also) that the Greeks intended to remain there until the end of the flood season

Page 339

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Porus remained on the alert, meeting every visible move of the Greeks with a counter-move.

Page 339

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It feel at the first assault, and agin large numbers fell to the ferocity of the Greeks, though they also took a number of prisoners. They they returned to the camp near the river, where Alexander and his men were resting after a night of marching and a half-day of fighting

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The indians, seeing the daredevil attackers in the middle of the stream, withdrew from the bank and started to retire, yet keeping their ranks in good order. The Greeks reached the other side, swarmed up the bank and took up the pursuit

page 369

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Philip was not only the most powerful ruler but was also a descedant of Heracles, venerated of all the Greeks, and as such the most natural leader fo the proposed coalition.

Page 38

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When the delegates from all Greece, except Sparta, met at Corinth the next year, Philip laid his agenda, and proposed program, before them for discussion, and spoke at length of the necessity of union for the sake of succesful prosecution of his Pan-Hellenic ambitions in and against Persia

Page 79

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The Greeks suddenly arrived and fell upon them. Many were slain, terrified and unresisting, before a defense could be made ready. The rest fled to the city

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Comments
Allan E. Levine says:

Alex the Great scholar Lewis Cummings is proving to be one very elusive American adventurer-writer. Would you care to trade info on him?

Awaiting your reply.

Many thanks.

Allan