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Abisares
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Indian prince named after his tribe (the Abhisari), who was allied with  Poros. His territory reached from the southern chain of the Karakorum to Kashmir in the east and Hazera (near Rawalpindi) in the west. He supported the resistance to  Alexander [4] in Swat (Arr. Anab. 4,27,7; 30,7), but then sent him presents at Taxila (loc. cit. 5,8,3; in Curt. 8,13,1 false: homage). He was absent from the battle of the Hydaspes ( Hydaspes) even though it was expected that he would support Poros (Arr. Anab. 5,20,5; Curt. 8,14,1; differently Diod. Sic. 17,87,3). …

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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), “Abisares”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e100710>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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