How Alexander-like, indeed, this is; and if I seek some one,Alexander himself; however, made no such prodigy out of it in his letters, but says that he marched by way of the so-called Ladder, and passed through it, setting out from Phaselis.  This was the reason for his spending several days in that city, during which he noticed that a statue of Theodectas, a deceased citizen of Phaselis, had been erected in the marketplace. Once, therefore, after supper and in his cups, he led a band of revellers to the statue and crowned it with many of their garlands, thus in pleasantry returning no ungraceful honour for the past association with the man which he owed to Aristotle and philosophy.
Spontaneous he'll present himself; and if I clearly must
Pass through some place by sea, this will lie open to my steps.
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1 The siege and capture of these cities occupied Alexander till the late autumn of 334 B.C.
2 According to Arrian ( Anab. i. 26, 1 f.), there is no route along this beach except when the north wind blows. ‘But at that time, after strong south winds, the north winds blew and rendered his passage easy and quick, not without the divine intervention, as both he and his followers interpreted.’
3 Kook, Com. Att. Frag. iii. p. 240.
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