). A king of the part of India lying east of the
Hydaspes River. He was conquered by Alexander the Great in B.C. 327 in a very fiercely waged
battle. Porus displayed great courage in the contest, and his reply to Alexander is justly
celebrated. When Alexander asked him how, as a prisoner, he desired to be treated, he answered
proudly, “Like a king.” On this, his conqueror restored his dominions and
gave him additional territory. In 321 he was put to death by the Greek general Eudemus (Curt. viii. 14
Anab. v. 18
; Plut. Alex.