Lord of a mountain fortification in Sogdiana, where many Sogdians fled from Alexander  the Great in 327 BC. It appeared so impenetrable that A. supposedly said that only soldiers with wings could conquer it, but a small unit of skilled climbers managed to scale the peak above the fortress. Thereupon, A. surrendered unconditionally and was executed. Among the refugees who fell into Alexander's hands was Roxane.
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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA),
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 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e134830>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510