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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.

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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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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.

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Pre-Built Model Figures - 124 CAN DO Alexander the Great Battle of Issus Series Figure Foot Companion ** You can find more details by visiting the image link.

Battle of Issus Chess Set - the Greeks vs the Persian Army. King Alexander the Great for the Greeks and the Greek goddess of war and wisdom Athena taking over the Queen piece.

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Battle of Issus Chess Set - Greeks vs the Persian Army. The Persian King is represented by Darius III and the winged Persian god of war steps in as queen of Darius III.

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Alexander Mosaic, detail with Soldier and Horse Alexander Mosaic, c. 100 B.C.E., tessera mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii, 8 feet 11 inches x 16 feet 9 inches (this Roman floor mosaic may be based on a lost Hellenistic painting by Philoxenos of Eretria, The Battle of Issus, c. 315 B.C.E.), Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples.

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ἁρματομαχέω (armatomacheō) —fight in or from a chariot (pic: Alexander in the Battle of Issus against the Persians)

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Alexander visits the Persian queens and Princesses after the battle of Issus by Andre Castaigne (1898-1899)