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1 Curtius 4.15.24-25. This was the royal chiliarchy, commanded by the chiliarch or grand vizier. The members had the court rank of Royal Relatives. Like Diodorus, Curtius 4.12 writes only of left and right wings in the Persian army, with the king in the former position (Curtius 4.14.8). Arrian. 3.11.5 places the king correctly in the centre.
2 So called from the fact that the butts of their spears were carved in the likeness of apples. They constituted the royal foot guards. Arrian. 3.11.3-4 gives from an official list captured after the battle Kinsmen, Melophoroi, Indians, Carians, and Mardi. The Cossaei are named by Curtius also (Curtius 4.12.10), certainly in error, since they were not subjects of the king (chap. 111.4).
3 Curtius 4.15.5-11. The "baggage" included persons as well as objects, and it may be that this attack was a calculated attempt to recover the Persian women captured at Issus. Arrian. 3.14.5-6 views it as a purely military manoeuvre. Arrian reports that it was a break through the Macedonian line carried out by Indians and Persian cavalry, while Curtius and Plut. Alexander 32.2, who do not identify the troops, agree with Diodorus that the operation was a sweep around the Macedonian left wing.
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