So when no one turned up for his meeting, the local satrap reacted in the only way he knew how.
The ball has been thrown into the court of the central government of India by a wily satrap from a rival camp.
The Persian satrap was unable to stop him at the first major battle at the Granicus River.
He also built up a chain of regional satraps , in Mabar, Bengal, Warangal, Vijayanagar, who unfortunately rebelled against his rule.
As one moves away from the main power centre, the regional Islamic satraps - whether governors of the Delhi Sultanate or newly-independent Sultan - patronized an architecture which slowly began to assume a very different identity.
In fact provincial satraps already have a big say even in government formations at the Centre.
The grand columned audience hall is the archetypal feature of Achemenid architecture, and was intended to overwhelm visiting satraps and clients.
A look at the seat-sharing arrangements they have made in various states suggests how easily they have been bullied into accepting the crumbs thrown at them by the regional satraps .
From the end of the 370s Persia also faced a series of satrap revolts; these revolts particularly involved the western provinces of the empire, and rebel satraps made various overtures to Greek cities.
The principal adversary and all but a few of its satraps gave up the conflict.