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Dareius was still more encouraged by Alexander's long delay in Cilicia, which he attributed to cowardice. The delay was due, however, to a sickness, which assailed him in consequence of fatigues, according to some, 1 but according to others, because he took a bath in the river Cydnus, whose waters were icy cold.

1 So Aristobulus (Arrian, Anab. ii. 4, 7).

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