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Campaigns of Alexander the Great [352-334BC]

Alexander the Great spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.


Alexander the Great

Persian King Darius III assembled a huge army in Babylon, estimated by some ancient historians to perhaps 600,000 soldiers. According to sober estimates, Darius III pulled out. against Alexander with 200,000 infantry and 10,000 cavalry. He encamped with a huge army in northwestern Syria on a plain near Sochoi, north of present-day Tripoli. in Lebanon

Battle of Gaugamele

Alexander and his army crossed the predatory current of the Tigris River and thus overcame a natural obstacle between him and the army commanded by Darius III (Darayavas). Here, on the banks of the river, he gave his soldiers a well-deserved rest. It was the fourth year since he entered Asian soil.




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