Arsames (satrap of Cilicia)

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Arsames was an Achaemenid Persian satrap of Cilicia who is most famous for his attempt to defeat Alexander the Great at the Battle of Granicus. He was however able to survive that battle and fled to his native city of Tarsus where he began to evacuate the population but failed.[1]


  1. ^ Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: a historical biography By Peter Green