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date: 16 September 2019

Hydaspēs 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

river of the Punjab, where Alexander (2) the Great defeated Porus in 326 bc. After continually stretching the enemy by marching and countermarching along the river, Alexander crossed it before dawn under cover of a thunderstorm, probably with only 6,000 foot and 5,000 horse. Porus sent forward an advance force of Indian cavalry and chariots, which was routed by Alexander's cavalry screen, and interspersed his infantry with ... ...

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