chapter  8
Meleagros son of Neoptolemos
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While it put the barbarian under an obligation to him, this generosity of Alexander’s seriously offended his own friends. One such was Meleager who, having drunk too much at dinner, offered Alexander his congratulations on having at least found in India a man worth 1,000 talents. The King did not forget how remorseful he had been over killing Cleitus for his hasty tongue and so he repressed his anger, though he did comment that envious men only torment themselves.1