Friday, 21 October 2011

Alexander in Afghanistan

From P. M. Fraser, Cities of Alexander the Great (1996: 172):

"Who could guess from Arrian of the magnificient richness of th oasis of Herat, through which so many water ways ran, and made it so natural a site for Alexandria in Aria, or of the oasis of Kandahar where two great rivers converged? Nobody. It is as if, except for a few mountains and rivers that are but names in the text, Alexander marched over a college lawn."

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