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In Plato's Symposium, Porus, or Poros, was the personification of expediency. He married Penia at a feast. He was sometimes considered the son of Metis and father of Eros. Statue of a philosopher, presumably Plato, in Delphi. ... Symposium is a Socratic dialogue by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, student of Socrates. ... In Platos Symposium, Penia was the personification of poverty. ... In Greek mythology, Metis (wisdom) was a Titaness who was the first wife of Zeus and the mother of Athena. ... In Greek mythology, Eros was the god responsible for lust, love, and sex; he was also worshipped as a fertility deity. ...

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Porus, the Greek version of the Indian names Puru, Pururava or Purushotthama, was the ruler of a Kingdom that was located between what is now known as the Jhelum and the Chenab rivers (in Greek sources called Hydaspes and Acesines) in the Punjab.
Porus fought the battle of the Hydaspes River with Alexander in 326 BC.
Porus is supposed to have held the position of a Macedonian subordinate ruler until he was assassinated, sometime between 321 and 315 BC, by the Thracian Eudamus' agents after the death of Alexander (Diodorus Siculus).
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