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ALEXANDER’S LETTER TO THE PERSIAN KING DARIUS

(In this letter, Alexander the Great explains who he is and his army’s nationality, and the exact reasons for his military campaign against the Persian King Darius)

“Your ancestors invaded Macedonia and the rest of Greece and committed horrific crimes, pillages and disasters to our people without any provocation or wrong doing from us at all. Now, that I have become king of all Greeks, I have come to Asia in order to avenge your unprovoked crimes and disasters you have committed against us…. In addition, you have helped the Perinthians, who unjustly wronged my father, while Ohus sent his army to Thrace, which was territory in our possession. Furthermore, my father was assassinated by a conspiracy that you organized, as you yourselves have advertised and propagated throughout the world…… I have therefore, undertaken this military campaign against you, because you started the animosity….” (Arrian B 14, 4).

Source: Glorious Macedonia: The Authentic History of the Macedonians – By Adam Krassanakis

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