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Porus

2. Another Indian monarch who, at the time of Alexander's expedition, ruled over the district termed Gandaris, east of the river Hydraotes. He was a cousin of the preceding, but on hostile terms with him, which led him on the approach of Alexander to court the alliance of the Macedonian king, and to send envoys with offers of submission to the invader, both before and after the defeat of Porus. But on learning the favour with which his kinsman had been treated by Alexander, he became alarmed for his own safety, and fled on the approach of the conqueror. His dominions were subdued by Hephaestion, and annexed to those of his kinsman. (Arrian. Anab. v 20, 21 ; Strab. xv. p.699.)

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