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river in perfect safety and without any resistance, as Zeuxis also now fled at his approach;
took possession of the latter's camp, and then
advanced with his whole army to Seleucia; carried it at the
first assault, Zeuxis and Diomedon the governor of the place
both abandoning it and flying; and advancing from this place
reduced the upper Satrapies to submission without a blow.
That of Babylon fell next, and then the Satrapy which lay along
the Persian Gulf. This brought him to Susa, which he also
carried without a blow; though his assaults upon the citadel
proved unavailing, because Diogenes the general had thrown himself into it before he could get there. He therefore abandoned
the idea of carrying it by storm, and leaving a detachment to
lay siege to it, hurried back with his main army to Seleucia on
the Tigris. There he took great pains to refresh his army,
and after addressing his men in encouraging terms he started
once more to complete his designs, and occupied Pa