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Old February 19th, 2011, 05:55 AM   #1
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Alexander, Ambhi and Porus


Ambhi the King Taxila allied with Alexander. I am told that after war at Hydaspes, Alexander gave some territories controlled by Ambhi to Porus. Is it a fact? If so, why did he gave territory of an ally to an opponent?
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I dont know about the diplomacy but, Alex was impressed by Porous and let him keep his army(or what was left of it) and kingdom. Porous was later a Hellenistic Satrap of the Hydaspes after Alex's departure. He later allied with Chandragupta Maurya.

Ambhi, was not exactly an ally, he was an 'opponent' who had surrendered without a fight.

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Ambhi, was not exactly an ally, he was an 'opponent' who had surrendered without a fight.
He is certainly not an opponent nor did he surrender meekly. He extracted his due - 1000 talents of gold - as mentioned in this link.
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He is certainly not an opponent nor did he surrender meekly. He extracted his due - 1000 talents of gold - as mentioned in this link.
Which link? Alex definitely did not pay! Dude, he had a powerful army, and he had a lust for more battles and blood, why would he give up a battle plus pay?! Ambhi had heard of Alex massacring his opponents after conquering them, thus thought it was wise to surrender to him.
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More members from India! Nice.... Has anyone been to Goa, by the way?
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Which link? Alex definitely did not pay!
Click on the word link, its link to google books -
Who's who in the age of Alexander the Great: prosopography of Alexander's empire

By Waldemar Heckel Page- 160
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More members from India! Nice.... Has anyone been to Goa, by the way?
I am going there in a few months with my classmates..
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Click on the word link, its link to google books -
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Link aint present
Newcomers have some restrictions for posting links; this is probably the source mentioned here:

Who's who in the age of Alexander ... - Google Books

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Newcomers have some restrictions for posting links; this is probably the source mentioned here:

Who's who in the age of Alexander ... - Google Books

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