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2 This is clearly a mistake, perhaps a scribal mistake, for India, and editors since Reiske have tended to correct the text accordingly. The city was known as Alexandria of the Caucasus.
3 Cp. the note on chap. 28.1.
5 These cities are not otherwise mentioned. They may have been outlying forts or fortified villages. It is interesting that they received no Macedonian settlers. Arrian's descriptions (e.g., Arrian. 4.4.1) of similar settlements show the same pattern of population. Curtius 7.3.23 assigns these seven thousand to Alexandria of the Caucasus.
6 Continued from chap. 81.3. Curtius, also, breaks his narrative of the revolt, and describes its conclusion and the duel between the leaders after discussing Bessus's assumption of power (Curtius 7.4.33-40). Arrian, on the other hand, tells the whole story at once (Arrian. 3.28.3).
8 Curtius names this man Gobares (as corrected from the Cobares of the manuscripts).
9 Curtius 7.5.19-26. This is the account of Aristobulus; Ptolemy's version was that he himself had captured Bessus (Arrian. 3.29.8-30.5). Bessus was executed later in Ecbatana (Curtius 7.10.10; Arrian. 4.7.3; cp. Plut. Alexander 43.3).
10 Presumably the Oxathres named in chap. 77.4.
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