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Oxathres

3. Son of Abulites, the satrap of Susiana under Dareius Codomannus, commanded the contingent furnished by his father to Dareius at the battle of Arbela, B. C. 331. On the approach of Alexander to Susa, Oxathres was sent to meet him and bear the submission of Abulites : he was favourably received, and soon after appointed to the government of Paraetacene, which he held until the return of Alexander from India, when he was put to death by the king for maladministration of his province. According to Plutarch, Alexander slew him with his own hand. (Arr. Anab. 3.8, 16, 19, 7.4; Curt. 5.2.8; Diod. 17.65; Plut. Alex. 68.)

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