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Abulites (Greek: Αβουλίτης) was the Achaemenid satrap of Susiana. Following the defeat of Darius III at Issus, he surrendered Susa to Alexander the Great when the latter approached the city.[citation needed] According to Plutarch, both Abulites and his son Oxathres were put in irons and killed by Alexander with a javelin for their "misconduct" in not properly preparing for Alexander's arrival to Susa and only providing 3000 talents of silver.[1] [2] [3] [4] .[5]


  1. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=VrHER1jYzhIC&pg=PA287&lpg=PA287&dq=abulites+susa&source=bl&ots=E2uoBqKd5-&sig=0ZgDSRxDEOaZ1Xb31awXTrVTJxw&hl=en&ei=s4y7Te-OLYz6swOeq6HWBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&sqi=2&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=abulites%20susa&f=false
  2. ^ Flavius Arrianus Hist., Phil., Alexandri anabasis Book 3, chapter 16, section 9, line 3 Ἐνταῦθα θύσας τῷ πατρίῳ νόμῳ Ἀλέξανδρος καὶ λαμπάδα ποιήσας καὶ ἀγῶνα γυμνικόν, καταλιπὼν σατράπην μὲν τῆς Σουσιανῆς Ἀβουλίτην ἄνδρα Πέρ- σην, φρούραρχον δὲ ἐν τῇ ἄκρᾳ τῶν Σούσων Μάζαρον τῶν ἑταίρων καὶ στρατηγὸν Ἀρχέλαον τὸν Θεοδώρου, προὐχώρει ὡς ἐπὶ Πέρσας· ἐπὶ θάλασσαν δὲ κατέπεμψεν ὕπαρχον Συρίας καὶ Φοινίκης καὶ Κιλικίας Μένητα.
  3. ^ Flavius Arrianus Hist., Phil., Alexandri anabasis Book 7, chapter 4, section 1, line 3 Ἐν τούτῳ δὲ Ἀλέξανδρος Ἀτροπάτην μὲν ἐπὶ τὴν αὐτοῦ σατραπείαν ἐκπέμπει παρελθὼν ἐς Σοῦσα, Ἀβουλίτην δὲ καὶ τὸν τούτου παῖδα Ὀξάθρην, ὅτι κακῶς ἐπεμελεῖτο τῶν Σουσίων, συλλαβὼν ἀπέκτεινε.
  4. ^ Διόδ. ΙΖ, 65
  5. ^ Curt. V, 8, 8. X, 17