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1 Alexander of Macedon was conquered by Mardonius in 492 B.C. This account of him does not tally with that of Herodotus （Hdt. 8.136） in which he is portrayed as a friend of the Athenians who, though pressed into the service of Persia, only visited them after Salamis to offer favorable terms and was not “nearly stoned to death.” The only stoning described by Herodotus was the execution of a certain Lycidas who proposed that the Athenians should accept terms from Persia （Hdt. 9.5）.
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