The young Rodrigo had not yet definitely chosen his profession when the elevation of his uncle to the papacy opened up new prospects to his ambition. He was adopted into the immediate family of Callixtus and was known henceforward to the Italians as Rodrigo Borgia. Like so many other princely cadets, he was obtruded upon the Churchthe question of a clerical vocation being left completely out of consideration.
Omphisruler of Taxilawhose kingdom extended from the Indus to the Jhelum Greek: At the end of the spring of BC, Reflection on alexander the great started on his Indian expedition leaving Amyntas behind with 3, horse and 10, foot soldiers to hold the land of the Bactrians.
Alexander being crowned by Nike. Alexander attacking king Porus on his elephant. Asvakayanas of Massaga fought him under the command of their queen, Cleophiswith an army of 30, cavalry, 38, infantry, 30 elephants, and 7, mercenaries.
Arrian estimates the army of Porus at "30, foot, 4, horses, chariots, and elephants". At the battle of the Hydaspes riverAlexander defeated Porus and made him a satrap of the latter kingdom.
The Assakenoi faced Alexander with an army of 30, cavalry, 38, infantry, and 30 elephants. The fort of Massaga could only be reduced after several days of bloody fighting in which Alexander himself was wounded seriously in the ankle.
When the Chieftain of Massaga fell in the battle, the supreme command of the army went to his old mother, Cleophiswho also stood determined to defend her motherland to the last extremity. The example of Cleophis assuming the supreme command of the military also brought the entire population of women of the locality into the fighting.
In the aftermath of general slaughter and arson committed by Alexander at Massaga and Ora, numerous Assakenians fled to a high fortress called Aornos not definitely identified but somewhere between Shangla, in Swatand the Kohistan region, both in northern Pakistan.
Alexander followed close behind their heels and besieged the strategic hill-fort. The site lies north of Attock in what is now the PunjabPakistanon a strongly reinforced mountain spur above the narrow gorges in a bend of the upper Indus.
Neighboring tribesmen who surrendered to Alexander offered to lead him to the best point of access. At the vulnerable north side leading to the fort, Alexander and his catapults were stopped by a deep ravine.
To bring the siege engines within reach, an earthwork mound was constructed to bridge the ravine. A low hill connected to the nearest tip of Pir-Sar was soon within reach and taken. After reducing Aornos, Alexander crossed the Indus to begin campaigning in the Punjab region.
The Hydaspes was the last major battle fought by Alexander. In early spring of the next year, he combined his forces and allied with Taxiles also Ambhithe King of Taxilaagainst his neighbor, the King of Hydaspes. Porus was a regional King in India.
Arrian writes about Porus, in his own words: One of the Indian Kings called Porus a man remarkable alike for his personal strength and noble courage, on hearing the report about Alexander, began to prepare for the inevitable.
Accordingly, when hostilities broke out, he ordered his army to attack Macedonians from whom he demanded their king, as if he was his private enemy. Alexander lost no time in joining battle, but his horse being wounded in the first charge, he fell headlong to the ground, and was saved by his attendants who hastened up to his assistance.
Porus drew up on the south bank of the Jhelum River, and was set to repel any crossings. The Jhelum River was deep and fast enough that any opposed crossing would probably doom the entire attacking force.If there is one Sunday out of the year that presents unavoidable problems for preachers it is Palm Sunday.
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