David Frendo, Alexander’s Anti-Persian Rhetoric and the Destruction of the Achaemenid Empire: A Re-examination of the Sources



The present discussion will focus on Darius III’s letter to Alexander and Alexander’s reply to Darius, as recorded and preserved by Flavius Arrianus (ca. A.D. 95–175) and Quintus Curtius Rufus (ca. the first century A.D.).