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Batis (commander)

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, save for the fact that Hector had already been dead.


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