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Crossing Asia Minor with Alexander

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‘Coming then to Elaeus he sacrificed to Protesilaus at his tomb, as Protesilaus was thought to have been the first to set foot on Asia of the Greeks who went with Agamemnon on the expedition to Troy. The intention of this sacrifice was that his own landing in Asia should meet with better fortune than that of Protesilaus.’
(Arrian I.11.5)

Text used: Arrian ‘Alexander the Great‘ OUP 2013 (translated by Martin Hammond)

Alexander marched from Pella, the capital of Macedon, to Elaeus

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Map of the Thracian Chersonese: Wikipedia

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