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Unformatted text preview: After Miletus, Alexander's next objective was Caria, which had been ruled by Pixodarus, the satrap who tried to marry his daughter to Alexander's half-brother. Pixodarus himself had forced his sister, Ada, out of power, so Ada now sought to ally her faction with Alexander, Pixodarus having died shortly before. Before invading the city, Alexander therefore stopped in Alinda, where Ada was living in exile. She adopted him as her son, and he gained the loyalty of her significant faction. Alexander's first aim was to dismantle Halicarnassus, the capital city of Caria. Leading the defense of Halicarnassus was Memnon, the mercenary general whom Alexander faced at Granicus. Despite the implicit insult to the Persian nobility, Darius, the Persian king, had appointed Memnon as governor of the coastal regions of Asia Minor, as well as the admiral of the fleet. The Persians had some early successes, but Minor, as well as the admiral of the fleet....
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08