Definition of Battle of Issus
1. Noun. A battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: Anatolia, Asia Minor
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Literary usage of Battle of Issus
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1. A History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1851)
"ALEXANDER'S EXPEDITION IN ASIA, TO THE BATTLE OF issus. ... battle of Issus.—Capture of Damascus. EARLY in the spring of 334, Alexander set out on his march ..."
2. A History of Egypt by Sir John Pentland Mahaffy, Joseph Grafton Milne, Stanley Lane-Poole, William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1899)
"... who came with his contingent to support Darius at the battle of Issus, had fallen in the fight, and another Persian grandee, ..."
3. The History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1855)
"The battle of Issus. IT is not easy to combine the accounts given by Alexander's historians of the operations immediately preceding the battle of Issus, ..."
4. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest. With by William Smith (1897)
"battle of Issus. Victory. §11. Conquest of Phoenicia. Siege of Tyre. §12. Alexander marches into Egypt. Foundation of Alexandria. Oracle of Ammon. §13. ..."
5. The History of Ancient Greece: Its Colonies and Conquests; from the Earliest by John Gillies (1822)
"Arts by which he secured his Conquests.—The battle of Issus.—The Virtues of Alexander expand -with his Prosperity. t iberal spi- THE Greeks acknowledged, ..."
6. Alexander the Great: The Merging of East and West in Universal History by Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1900)
"battle of Issus. 333 BC MEANWHILE Darius, who had chosen a plain in the neighbourhood of ... battle of Issus ..."
7. A Source Book of Greek History by Fred Morrow Fling (1907)
"C. battle of Issus Arrian, Anabasis, II, 10, n i. Having thus marshalled his men, he (Alexander) caused them to rest for some time, and then led them ..."