battle of Issus


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Noun1.battle of Issus - a battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius IIIbattle of Issus - a battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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The mighty Persian emperor, Darius 111, sensing his defeat at the Battle of Issus in 331 BC fled in fear leaving his troops at the mercy of the enemy.
Young provides comprehensive descriptions of several key battles, including the Battle of Issus, which marked the first significant defeat of Persia; the Siege of Tyre, which lasted seven gruesome months; and the Battle of the Hydaspes River, which provided the West with access to India.
She was reputed to have produced a painting of the Battle of Issus which hung in the Temple of Peace during the time of Vespasian.