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1 Curtius 4.8.1-6; Justin 11.11.13; Plut. Alexander 26.2-6; Arrian. 3.1.5-2.2. Diodorus, Curtius, and Justin follow the tradition of Aristobulus (Arrian. 3.4.5) in placing the foundation of Alexandria after Alexander's visit to Siwah; Plutarch and Arrian follow Ptolemy in locating it before the visit. The marsh is Lake Mareotis.
2 The north-western winds of summer. This description of Alexandria is based on Diodorus's own observation, and is lacking in the other Alexander histories.
4 One hundred feet.
5 A papyrus of later date has been interpreted as stating that the citizens of Alexandria numbered 180,000, but this is very uncertain (H. A. Musurillo, The Acts of the Pagan Martyrs, 1954, no. III, col. i. 15).
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