He crossed over to Egypt
in person, and killed Cleomenes, whom Alexander had appointed satrap of that country, considering him a friend of Perdiccas, and therefore not faithful to himself; and the Macedonians who had been entrusted with the task of carrying the corpse of Alexander to Aegae
, he persuaded to hand it over to him. And he proceeded to bury it with Macedonian rites in Memphis
, but, knowing that Perdiccas would make war, he kept Egypt
garrisoned. And Perdiccas took Aridaeus, son of Philip, and the boy Alexander, whom Roxana, daughter of Oxyartes, had borne to Alexander, to lend color to the campaign, but really he was plotting to take from Ptolemy his kingdom in Egypt
. But being expelled from Egypt
, and having lost his reputation as a soldier, and being in other respects unpopular with the Macedonians, he was put to death by his body guard.