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

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El asedio de Tiro por Alejandro Magno. La lámina nos muestra el primer dique y el contraataque de los tirios con un barco repleto de materiales inflamables y un caldero ardiendo colgando de un mástil. Pronto las dos torres serán presa de las llamas y el dique entero será arrasado. Más en www.elgrancapitam.org/foro

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