The Fifth Age
dies, and is succeeded by Xenocrates. In the fourth the fifth year of Ochus, Alexander, son of Philip and Olympias, Alexander the Great. [A.M. 3668. B.C. 336.] year of his age.
A.M. 3624 .
DariusDarius, son of Arsanes, reigned 6 years. Alexander, after fighting successfully against the Illyrians and Thracians, and overthrowing Thebes, turned his arms against Persia, and after defeating the king's generals at the river Granicus, he takes Sardis, and afterwards Tyre. He then invades Judaea; where being favourably received, he offers sacrifices to God, and treats the Pontiff Jaddua with distinguished honours, and dismisses Andromachus the governor. In the seventh year of his reign he founded Alexandria in EgyptBuilding of Alexandria, and Building of Darius being slain, he straightway possessed himself of Babylon, by which the Persian monarchy was ended, after a continuance of 231 years. At the same time the Latins were subdued by the Romans.
A.M. 3629 .