Alexandria on the Indus
Alexandria on the Indus (modern name: Uch, Pakistan) was a city founded by Alexander the Great at the junction of the Indus and the Acesines river. Diodorus tells us that 10,000 colonists, mainly Thracian veterans and natives were settled there.
- "He (Alexander) ordered him (Philip) to found a city there, just at the meeting of the two rivers, as he expected it would be great and famous in the world, and dockyards to be built." Arrian, Anabasis of Alexander, VI.15.3
- Arrian, Anabsis of Alexander VI 15 2
- Marcus Junianus Justinus, Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus Book XII:10
- Alexander the Great: the towns
|This South Asian history-related article is a stub. You can help Infogalactic by expanding it.|