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Arsames (Satrap of Cilicia)
Arsames was a satrap of Cilicia who attempted to stop the advance of Alexander the Great at the Battle of the Granicus. He managed to survive the encounter and fled to his hometown of Tarsus where he attempted to evacuate his people. However, he was unsuccessful and later killed during the Battle of Issus.
Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: a historical biography By Peter Green