Spitamenes fled with his troops when Alexander

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Spitamenes fled with his troops when Alexander's army made for their direction, but the  fact remained that Spitamenes controlled most of Sogdiana. Alexander appointed  Coenus, one of his generals, to supervise the rebel's activity while the Macedonians  rested for the winter of 328 B.C. As Alexander and Coenus were secured more cities,  Spitamenes was left without bases and means of provisioning. He therefore decided to  round his troops up to make one great assault. Unfortunately for Spitamenes, Coenus  was well prepared and defeated the rebels soundly. The Sogdianians deserted  Spitamenes, and he was beheaded. Nevertheless, he is often remembered as  Alexander's most formidable opponent, having won a major victory over the  Macedonians and having harassed them for over two years–though in a full battle he  never could have defeated them. With the Sogdianian region taken care of, Alexander moved south to Paraetacene, 
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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.

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