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Alexander defeated by porus.[edit]

In the battle of Jhelum a large majority of Alexander's cavalry was killed. Alexander realized that if he were to continue fighting he would be completely ruined. He requested Porus to stop fighting. Porus was true to Indus traditions and did not kill the surrendered enemy. After this both signed treaty, Alexander then helped him in annexing other territories to his kingdom — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:39, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

So why it is written that Alexander defeated Poras and gave his land back to him, Alexander was out to win the world and after winning the more than half world no one would go back this is big misconception that Alexander won the war all should know the truth I think the truth should be written in the Wikipedia for right information to all. Hauadaua (talk) 00:19, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

First of all, your request here is so poorly written I can barely understand it. I highly recommend that you try using something called punctuation. Second of all, all information on Wikipedia is supposed to be cited to a reliable source. Unless you can provide a source saying that what you are arguing is true, your claims are original research. --Katolophyromai (talk) 01:11, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Second of all, should the entire article be deleted as not based on reliable sources? Does any secondary source cite 2 contempory reliable primary sources? The supposed writer Arrian supposedly lived centuries after 333 BC. Moreover, the oldest manuscript of Arrian has been dated to 12th century AD for crying outloud! How about renaming the article "Late Legends of Alexander the Great about whom no reliable witnesses exist"? (PeacePeace (talk) 20:11, 6 April 2018 (UTC))

The actual fact is Porus defeated Alexander.... The massive harm given by Porus to Alexander's army.. .Even Alexander was injured in the battle so he took decision to get back to Macedonia and while returning he could not baee the pain given by Porus and died on the way.... If he would have won the battlefield against the Porus he would have not return back Pravin2989 (talk) 03:19, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

@Pravin2989: You are writing historical fiction here. Here at Wikipedia, we rely on reliable sources, so unless you have a reliable, academic source written by a real scholar that says all the nonsense you have just spouted, this discussion is over. You are welcome to try to publish your own revisionist history elsewhere, but we will not give you a platform to do it here. --Katolophyromai (talk) 03:27, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

The Greek's history on Alexander is clear attempt to eulogize their leader / clans. The facts and logical conclusions have no place in their (Greek/ European) history versions. An Indian version is worth to be considered also.[1] (talk) 22:00, 29 June 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Alexander vs Porus: Beyond the fog of war". Retrieved 29 June 2018. 

Help request[edit]

Please can someone add the Macedonian language to the introduction here is the Macedonian Alphabet for Alexander the Great Александар Велики meaning Alexander the Great. He was an ethnic Macedonian and in Republic of Macedonia he is known as Александар Велики — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

  • Not done The Macedonian language is totally irrelevant for the article, since neither the Macedonian language nor the present day country of Macedonia have anything whatsoever to do with Alexander the Great and the ancient kingdom of Macedon/Macedonia. The ancient kingdom wasn't centered around the area of the modern day country, and the people who now live there moved to the area long after Alexander the Great's time, meaning that today's "ethnic Macedonians" are not the same people as the Macedonians of Alexander the Great's time... - Tom | Thomas.W talk 11:25, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Maps: gallery of campaigns[edit]

Working in the spanish article and others.
Own work. But is yours. Use it free. Regards. Διεγο Απόλλων Άρης (Alejandro) (talk) 20:00, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Great. Perhaps you have to put also "Grecia" for the whole complex from Crete until Macedonia.

Exile and return[edit]

@Thomas.W: I found this

Alexander fled Macedon with his mother ... where he sought refuge with the Illyrian king.

That king was Glaucias of Taulantii in 337 BC according to this source: A History of Macedonia: Volume III: 336-167 B.C. By N. G. L. Hammond, F. W. Walbank.

Strategos Autokrator of Greece[edit]

His father, Philip, was king of Macedon and became strategos - autokrator of Greece against Persia. After his death the place was taken by Alexander.So, is it possible to put this office in Philip's and Alexander's infoboxes? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:587:B41F:6800:64C0:25C5:4C7C:AB0E (talk) 14:07, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

It is already in the infobox: "Hegemon of Hellenic League". Dimadick (talk) 17:17, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I see that, but it has to be also, in my opinion, "Strategos Autokrator of Greece" which is more accurate to the ancient Greek texts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:587:B41F:6800:64C0:25C5:4C7C:AB0E (talk) 17:38, 11 July 2018 (UTC) must be done about this.[edit]

It is ridiculous! every body knows that he has attacked to other territories. Why the writers avoided to write the truth? all verbs have changed in a way to show him as a courageous commander, a myth! He is not though! Aran.zahra (talk) 07:15, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Completely incomprehensible. Sorry. (talk) 00:45, 15 September 2018 (UTC)