Arrian, Anabsis 5.25.1-2

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The country beyond the Hyphasis was reported to be fertile, and the inhabitants good farmers and excellent fighting men, with their affairs under orderly government, for the masses were ruled by the best men, who did not exercise leadership unfairly. These people also had a far greater number of elephants than the other Indians, and the best for size and courage.

This report stirred Alexander to a desire for further advance; but the Macedonians' spirits were flagging by now, as they saw the king taking on one hard and dangerous task after another; meetings took place in the camp among men who complained on their own plight - they were the most moderate kind - or who flatly denied that they would follow Alexander's leadership any further. When Alexander heard of this, before indiscipline and despair grew worse among the troops, he summoned the regimental commanders and addressed them thus: ..

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