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[3] And certainly the murder of Cleitus, 1 which he committed in his cups, and the cowardly refusal of his Macedonians to follow him against the Indians, 2 whereby they as it were robbed his expedition and his glory of their consummation, he was wont to attribute to the vengeful wrath of Dionysus. 3 And there was not a Theban of those that survived who afterwards came to him with any request and did not get what he wanted from him. Thus much concerning Thebes. 4

1 See chapter li.

2 See chapter lxii.

3 This god was said to have been born of Semele, daughter of Cadmus the founder of Thebes.

4 For a full account of Alexander's capture and destruction of Thebes, see Arrian, Anab. i. 8 f.

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