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1 326/5 B.C.
2 Chremes was archon at Athens from July 326 to June 325 B.C. The consuls of 328 B.C. are not entirely certain (Broughton 1.145). One was C. Plautius Decianus or P. Plautius Proculus, the other P. Cornelius Scapula or P. Cornelius Scipio Barbatus. No Postumius is otherwise attested at this time. According to the calculations of M. J. Fontana, Kokalos, 2 (1956), 42 f., the battle with Porus took place about July 326 B.C., as Diodorus dates it, while Arrian. 5.19.3 places the battle a little earlier, in the Attic month Munichion of the year of Hegemon (April/May of 326 B.C.). He states, however, that the time was after the summer solstice (Arrian. 5.9.4).
4 Curtius 8.13.6 gives Porus's strength as 30,000 foot, 300 chariots, and 85 elephants; Plut. Alexander 62.2 as 20,000 foot and 2000 horse. Arrian. 5.15.4 gives 4000 horse, 300 chariots, 200 elephants, and 30,000 foot.
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