But as Ptolemy was at Ptolemais, he was very near to a most unexpected
destruction; for a treacherous design was laid for his life by Alexander,
by the means of Ammonius, who was his friend; and as the treachery was
very plain, Ptolemy wrote to Alexander, and required of him that he should
bring Ammonius to condign punishment, informing him what snares had been
laid for him by Ammonius, and desiring that he might he accordingly punished
for it. But when Alexander did not comply with his demands, he perceived
that it was he himself who laid the design, and was very angry at him.
Alexander had also formerly been on very ill terms with the people of Antioch,
for they had suffered very much by his means; yet did Ammonius at length
undergo the punishment his insolent crimes had deserved, for he was killed
in an opprobrious manner, like a woman, while he endeavored to conceal
himself in a feminine habit, as we have elsewhere related.