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2 This story appears in differing versions. Curtius 10.2.9-11 tells only of the payment of the debts, without specifying either the number or the identity of the beneficiaries; 10,000 talents were made available, and 130 were left over. Justin 12.11.2-3 says that 20,000 talents were distributed, an act equally welcome to debtors and creditors. Plut. Alexander 70.2 uses the same total as Curtius (9870), but says that these were the debts of the guests at the mass marriage in Susa. Curtius expresses astonishment that the soldiers were so in debt. (From whom, as a matter of fact, would ten thousand soldiers borrow a talent each?) At all events, Arrian. 7.12.1 states specifically that the soldiers were Macedonian and each received a gift of a talent.
3 The mutiny at Opis, continued from chap. 108.3.
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