Plutarch says that Alexander wrote to Antipater that he had been wounded in the thigh with a dagger, but did not say by whom.
Two proposals were made to him—one by Olympias, and one by Antipater.
One of them, Antipater, was the local governor of this Idumean province.
As soon as Antipater learned this, he resolved at once upon open war.
The king also bound Antipater, and sent away to inform Caesar of his misfortunes.
Antipater had a son named Cassander, who was a general in his army.
Antipater continued to be Pompey's faithful ally, until the Roman general met with a miserable end in Egypt.
There was another son of Antipater, however, named Nicanor, who was then in Macedon.
When a prisoner to the soldiers of Antipater, he asked to enter a temple.
There, in spite of the holiness of the place, Antipater's guards came to get him.