The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and the Achaemenid Persia, led by Darius III, in the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia. The invading Macedonian troops defeated Persia-Alexander battling Darius at the Battle of Issus (Naples National Archaeological Museum)

The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and the Achaemenid Persia, led by Darius III, in the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia. The invading Macedonian troops defeated Persia-Alexander battling Darius at the Battle of Issus (Naples National Archaeological Museum)

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The Alexander Mosaic. This 19-foot-by-10-foot mosaic was discovered in Pompeii. The mosaic depicts the battle of Issus, 333 B.C., between the armies of Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia.

The Alexander Mosaic. This 19-foot-by-10-foot mosaic was discovered in Pompeii. The mosaic depicts the battle of Issus, 333 B.C., between the armies of Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia.

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Mosaic of the Battle of Issus from the House of the Faun in Pompeii 1st century CE (16) by mharrsch, via Flickr

Mosaic of the Battle of Issus from the House of the Faun in Pompeii 1st century CE (16) by mharrsch, via Flickr

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333 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Persia under Darius at battle of Issus. Alexander was the fourth in a line of great men and scholars: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle. Darius escapes and gathers his forces for the next battle.

333 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Persia under Darius at battle of Issus. Alexander was the fourth in a line of great men and scholars: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle. Darius escapes and gathers his forces for the next battle.

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Battle of Issus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of Issus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Battle of Issus (Alexanderschlacht) is a 1529 oil painting by Albrecht Altdorfer. It portrays the 333 BC Battle of Issus, in which Alexander the Great secured a decisive victory over Darius III of Persia and gained crucial leverage in his campaign against the Persian Empire. The painting is widely regarded as Altdorfer's masterpiece, and exemplifies his affinity for scenes of monumental grandeur. #issus #battle #reproduction

Battle of Issus (Alexanderschlacht) is a 1529 oil painting by Albrecht Altdorfer. It portrays the 333 BC Battle of Issus, in which Alexander the Great secured a decisive victory over Darius III of Persia and gained crucial leverage in his campaign against the Persian Empire. The painting is widely regarded as Altdorfer's masterpiece, and exemplifies his affinity for scenes of monumental grandeur. #issus #battle #reproduction

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The Battle of Issus was a decisive Hellenic victory and it marked the beginning of the end of Persian power. It was the first time the Persian army had been defeated with the King (Darius III at the time) present. After the battle, the Hellenes captured Darius' wife, Stateira I, his daughters, Stateira II and Drypetis, and his mother, Sisygambis; all of whom had accompanied Darius on his campaign. Alexander, who later married Stateira II, treated the captured women with great respect.

The Battle of Issus was a decisive Hellenic victory and it marked the beginning of the end of Persian power. It was the first time the Persian army had been defeated with the King (Darius III at the time) present. After the battle, the Hellenes captured Darius' wife, Stateira I, his daughters, Stateira II and Drypetis, and his mother, Sisygambis; all of whom had accompanied Darius on his campaign. Alexander, who later married Stateira II, treated the captured women with great respect.

Albrecht Altdorfer, the Battle of Issus 1529 - possible the most epic of all "battle" paintings.

Albrecht Altdorfer, the Battle of Issus 1529 - possible the most epic of all "battle" paintings.

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