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nations hated the Persians for religious reasons; 3d. The Greeks, in the armies of the Satraps, joined him. Repassing the desert in 331, he halted at Tyre, and thence marched through CĹ’losyria, passed the Euphrates and Tigris, defeated Darius at Arbela, and entered Babylon in triumph. The next year, having forced the pass of Suza, he extended his conquests to Persepolis, where was the tomb of the great Cyrus, took Pasargarda, and, in 329, turned his arms to the North. During this year, he ovee sea. The Macedonians were drawn up with the pass of Cilicia in their rear, and if they had been defeated, must have been annihilated before they could have gotten through it. Suppose Alexander had been defeated; or suppose he had been beaten at Arbela, where he had the desert, and the Euphrates and Tigris in his rear-had no fortresses, and was nearly three thousand miles from Macedon. Or, suppose he had lost the battle with Porus, and it was very stoutly contested. He was still farther from