The Battle of Jhelum (Hydaspes)
326 BC
Alexander and Military Matters
Why didn’t Alexander stop at this
point?
• To safeguard what he’d already conquered
• Pothos – a longing to go further tha...
The battle of jhelum (hydaspes) 326
The battle of jhelum (hydaspes) 326
The battle of jhelum (hydaspes) 326
The battle of jhelum (hydaspes) 326
The battle of jhelum (hydaspes) 326
The battle of jhelum (hydaspes) 326
The battle of jhelum (hydaspes) 326
The battle of jhelum (hydaspes) 326
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The battle of jhelum (hydaspes) 326

  1. 1. The Battle of Jhelum (Hydaspes) 326 BC Alexander and Military Matters
  2. 2. Why didn’t Alexander stop at this point? • To safeguard what he’d already conquered • Pothos – a longing to go further than anyone else and just find out what was there • Further conquest because he knew Indian princes were disunited – wealth • May have thought that by going further east he would reach the eastern ocean and the very edge of the world • A desire to make a journey o geographical and scientific discovery

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