Darius “proceeded to meet Alexander with four hundred thousand infantry and a hundred thousand cavalry” and “on his march...” but, as seen later, this was manifestly a conflation of a Second and Third meeting, both occurring at Tyre. The Third Meeting itself is what was the direct precursor of this march (to the Battle of Gaugamela. So upon the failing of the earlier meeting at Tyre, the Second attempt of Darius, Darius would indeed have “resumed hostilities” by continuing the “vast preparations” that he had already started after the failing of the First Peace Meeting attempt. It could also be that Justin is here actually entirely speaking only of the Third Meeting having mistakenly thought that only one meeting at Tyre had occurred, which would be the one when Alexander had returned from Egypt.
|WBSC’s Satellite Image of Greece’s Tyre to the Euphrates March|
|Battle of Gaugamela - Battle Line|
|Alexander/Greece Advanced by/in 331 B.C.|
Remaining Persian Satrapies to Conquer from Death of Darius (330 B.C.)
|Alexander/Greece Advanced by/in 324 B.C.|