He [Alexander] had a vision for a world empires in which the wealth and culture of the East would meld with the rationality and drive of the Greeks. He encouraged his veterans to marry Persian women in order to facilitate the integration of the two societies. He began to act more like an Eastern potentate than a Greek general, and his men grew weary of that.
Encyclopaedia of invasions and conquests, Davis, McKenzie and Haris, 2006, page 20
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