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Battle of Issus
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Battle of Issus

The Battle of Issus, on 5 November 333 BCE, was Alexander the Great's second battle against the Persian army and the first direct engagement with King Darius III, near the village of Issus in southern modern-day Turkey...
Battle of the Granicus
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Battle of the Granicus

The Battle of the Granicus in May 334 BCE was Alexander the Great's (356-323 BCE) first major victory against the forces of the Achaemenid Empire. Alexander had crossed the Hellespont with his combined Macedonian and...
Warfare
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Warfare

Warfare is generally understood to be the controlled and systematic waging of armed conflict between sovereign nations or states, using military might and strategy, until one opponent is defeated on the field or sues for peace in the face...
The Battle of Issus - Initial Dispositions
Image by Frank Martini. Cartographer, Department of History, United States Military Academy

The Battle of Issus - Initial Dispositions

The Battle of Issus, Initial dispositions.
The Battle of Issus - The Decisive Moment
Image by Frank Martini. Cartographer, Department of History, United States Military Academy

The Battle of Issus - The Decisive Moment

The Battle of Issus, the decisive moment.
The Battle of Issus - Movements to the Battlefield
Image by Frank Martini. Cartographer, Department of History, United States Military Academy

The Battle of Issus - Movements to the Battlefield

The Battle of Issus, Movements to the battlefield.
The Ishtar Gate of Babylon at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Video by Osama SM Amin

The Ishtar Gate of Babylon at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin

This gate was built at the northern side of the city of Babylon by the king Nebuchadnezzar II in 575 BCE. It was the eighth gate into the city of Babylon, Mesopotamia (modern Babil Governorate, Iraq). The gate was built with glazed bricks...
Alexander the Great and Hellenization in the 4th Century BCE
Video by Ancient History Encyclopedia

Alexander the Great and Hellenization in the 4th Century BCE

Alexander the Great was the son of Philip II of Macedon and the man who started the hellenistic era during the 4th century BCE. After inheriting the Macedonian Empire when Philip II died, Alexander the Great extended it into the largest empire...
The Alexander Mosaic
Video by Ancient History Encyclopedia

The Alexander Mosaic

The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BCE, depicts the Battle of Issus (333 BCE) between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. It is one of the most spectacular and recognisable depictions of Alexander the Great and Darius III...
Alexander the Great & Bucephalus Mosaic
Image by Ruthven

Alexander the Great & Bucephalus Mosaic

Detail of the Alexander Mosaic, representing Alexander the Great on his horse Bucephalus, during the battle of Issus.