Alexander and Ada Reconsidered

  title={Alexander and Ada Reconsidered},
  author={Matthew A. Sears},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  pages={211 - 221}
  • M. Sears
  • Published 1 July 2014
  • History
  • Classical Philology
W e read in numerous sources of the remarkable encounter between Alexander the great and Ada, deposed Queen of Caria, at the fortress of Alinda in 334 b.c.e. (Strabo 14.2.17; Arr. Anab. 1.23.7–8; Diod. Sic. 17.24.2–3; Plut. Alex. 22.4). Ada, younger sister of the famous Mausolus and scion of the hecatomnid dynasty that had ruled Caria throughout the fourth century, had been deposed as the reigning sovereign by her own brother, Pixodarus. Relegated to her private stronghold of Alinda, located in… 
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