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Batis

Background

Batis was a commander of the city of Gaza in the Achaemenid Empire during the 4th century BC and an antagonist of Alexander the Great during his eastern campaigns. He was executed after a lengthened siege for refusing to submit to the Macedonians. Reportedly Batis was dragged behind a chariot around his city walls in the manner as Hector had been by Alexander's hero Achilles, except that Hector had already been dead.

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