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*Gorgi/as), one of Alexander's officers, was among those who were brought reluctantly from Macedonia by Amyntas, son of Andromenes, when he was sent home to collect levies in B. C. 332. (Curt. 7.1, ad fin.; see Vol. I. p. 155b.) Gorgias was one of the commanders left by Alexander in Bactria to complete the reduction of the Bactrian insurgents, and to check further rebellion, while the king himself marched to quell the revolt in Sogdiana, B. C. 328. (Arrian, Arr. Anab. 4.16.) He accompanied Alexander in his Indian expedition, and, together with Attalus and Meleager, commanded the mercenaries at the passage of the Hydaspes against Porus in B. C. 326. (Arrian, Arr. Anab. 5.12; comp. Curt. 8.13; Plut. Alex. 60 ; Diod. 17.87, &c.) This is perhaps the same Gorgias whose name occurs in Justin (12.12) among the veterans whom Alexander sent home under Craterus in B. C. 324; and, in that case, he must be distinguished from the Gorgias who is mentioned by Plutarch (Plut. Eum. 7) as one of the officers of Eumenes in his battle against Craterus and Neoptolemus in Cappadocia, in B. C. 321.


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