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  Battle of Issus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The battle took place south of the ancient town Issus, which is close to present-day Iskenderum, Turkey, on either side of a small river called Pinarus.
If Darius were to reach the Gulf of Issus he could use the support from the Persian fleet under Pharnabazus still operating in the Mediterranean Sea, thus easing his supply and possibly landing troops behind the enemy.
The battle of Issus was illustrated (according to the Roman writer Pliny) by a Greek painter, Philoxenus of Eretria, in the late fourth century BC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Issus   (1278 words)

 Alexander vs. Darius
The Battle of Issus was the first meeting between Alexander the Great of Macedon and Darius III of the Achaemenid Persian Empire.
The Issus campaign is interesting as it shows both the strengths and weaknesses of both Alexander and Darius as commanders.
Issus is a brilliant example how Alexander could think on his feet and react quickly to new threats as they presented themselves.
www.ancientbattles.com /Issus/Issus.htm   (7282 words)

 Issus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To Alexander, this news was beyond belief...he left the men behind at Issus because for Darius to abandon his choice position on the Sochoi plain would represent a military blunder of inconceivable proportions.
Alexander approached the battlefield with Parmenion on his left with the Greek cavalry, Craterus commanding the phalanx and infantry in the center, and himself with the Companions and Thessalonian cavalry on the right.
Upon reaching the plain of Issus, the Persian cavalry began crossing the Pinarus in vast numbers.
www.wargamer.com /greatbattles/Issus.asp   (2273 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Battle of Issus
The battle took place south of the ancient town Issus, which is close to present-day Iskenderum, Turkey, on both sides of a small river called Pinarus.
Alexander set out into Asia in 334 BC and defeated the local Persian satraps at the Battle of the Granicus.
The battle of Issus was a decisive Macedonian victory and it marked the beginning of the end of Persian power.It was the first time the Persian army had been defited with Darius present.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Battle_of_Issus   (620 words)

 The Gods of Mars - CHAPTER XI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For a year they had served in the retinue of Issus; to-day they were to pay the price of this divine preferment with their lives; tomorrow they would grace the tables of the court functionaries.
One was on her knees with imploring hands outstretched toward Issus; but the hideous deity only leaned further forward in keener anticipation of the entertainment to come.
I caught a glimpse of Issus leaning far forward upon her throne, her hideous countenance distorted in a horrid grimace of hate and rage, in which I thought I could distinguish an expression of fear.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/sciencefiction/TheGodsofMars/chap11.html   (4044 words)

 Issus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Issus, ancient town of Asia Minor, located north of the Syrian border, near the site of present-day İskenderun (Alexandretta), Turkey.
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 AcademicDB - The battle of Issus, 333 BC
The battle of Issus, 333 BC Home: History: By Event or Period: Ancient: The battle of Issus, 333 B
The victory at the battle of Issus completed the takeover of Asia Minor and made Alexander to move south into Phoenicia and Egypt.
According to Curtias he visited the temple of Jupiter and saw a legendary wagon which was fastened to the pole by a knot tied by the King Midas.
www.academicdb.com /battle_issus__bc_16083   (266 words)

 WebMuseum: Altdorfer, Albrecht: The Battle of Alexander at Issus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Its subject is the victory of the young Alexander the Great in 333 B.C. over the Persian army of King Darius III in the battle of Issus.
Issus was an ancient town in southeast Asia Minor near modern-day Iskenderum, Turkey.
The battle in fact took place in Turkey, however, on this painting it is shown in the rocky environment of the Alps with German cities in the background.
www.ibiblio.org /wm/paint/auth/altdorfer/battle-issus   (410 words)

 Battle of Issus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alexander was surprised by this sudden movement but Darius had made a big mistake by positioning himself in a small area between the ocean and the mountains; he would never be able to utilize his immense army effectively.
In November of 333 BC Alexander met Darius for a second time at a mountain pass at Issus.
The battle was still very much at issue when Alexander led a charge with his heavy cavalry straight at Darius himself; he was easy to spot in his golden chariot.
joseph_berrigan.tripod.com /id33.html   (449 words)

 The Gods of Mars - CHAPTER X   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Often have you bested me in the secret councils of Issus, but now in the field of war where men are truly gauged your scabby heart hath revealed its sores to all the world.
"Issus, you see, has not struck me dead, nor is she rescuing her faithful Xodar from the clutches of the unbeliever who defamed her fair beauty.
He was about to reply when the outer door of our prison opened and a burly guard entered and ordered him to his own quarters for the night, locking the door after him as he passed through into the further chamber.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/sciencefiction/TheGodsofMars/chap10.html   (2966 words)

 ISSUS Maritime Logistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The overall objective of ISSUS is to provide a complete picture of waterborne transport as part of the whole intermodal chain.
Students involved in the research itself or participating in lectures delivered by ISSUS scientific staff gain benefits because the application of advanced technologies bridges the gap between scientific knowledge and industrial applications.
Transport logistics comprise the most costly element of the supply chain and ISSUS assists the industry to improve continuosly its systems, tools and operational processes.
www.issus.fh-hamburg.de /iss_web/projekte/issus/content_site/about_us/ueber_uns_en.htm   (172 words)

 Alexander the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fighting across a river is always difficult, for the attacker has to wade through the water and climb the opposite bank before ever engaging the defender.
Issus marked the beginning of the end of Persian power in the Mediterranean.
After Issus, Alexander knew he could bring Darius down; he began to dream of replacing him as King of Kings.
history.boisestate.edu /westciv/alexander/06.shtml   (220 words)

 Ancient coinage of Cilicia
Issus, at the head of the gulf of the same name.
Tiribazus (B.C. 386-380) issued staters as at Issus, Mallus, and Soli, differentiated by Τ.
His Cilician coins were mainly issued from Tarsus; even those bearing the initials Ι (ΙΣ), Μ, Σ (for Issus, Mallus, Soli) seem to have been actually struck there, as dies with different mint-marks are combined in ‘mules’.
www.snible.org /coins/hn/cilicia.html   (5484 words)

 Photo Gallery
This mosaic depicts a battle between Alexander the Great and the Persian king Darius, probably the Battle of the Issus River in November of 333 B.C. It is in opus vermiculatum, with over one and a half million tesserae, none larger than 4 mm., in four colors: white, yellow, red, and fl.
This close up of Alexander is from the mosaic of the battle of Issus from the Museo Nazionale, Naples, Italy.
This close up of Alexander and Bucephalas is from the mosaic of the battle of Issus from the Museo Nazionale, Naples, Italy.
www.hackneys.com /alex_web/pages/alxphoto.htm   (1591 words)

 ERBzine 1290: Log Notes II for Gods of Mars
The horrid Issus sitting in splendour and surrounded by her 100 slave maidens, and many soldiers and dignitaries.
Issus' method of delivering to the therns her decrees that are written in blood upon parchment:
Issus and her followers knew her to be the wife and mother of the only two men to escape the First Born.
www.erbzine.com /mag12/1290.html   (3692 words)

 ERBzine 1290a: Log Notes II for Gods of Mars ~ Visible Answers
Issus' means of escape: A dark opening in the flooring of the dais.
Issus' method of delivering to the therns her decrees that are written in blood upon parchment: Messengers travel through a long tunnel from the temple of Issus to Matai Shang's temple.
News of Dejah Thoris from the sub commander: Issus and her followers knew her to be the wife and mother of the only two men to escape the First Born.
www.erbzine.com /mag12/1290a.html   (4385 words)

 Latirah's Song, by Issus
The beautiful surroundings were an appropriate match to the mood of the evening, as Issus premiered his song "Latirah's Song." I specifically commissioned Issus to prepare this song, a reflection on the Eluned Feast, held recently on the Merelew Island.
Issus says, "At least I became quite popular with the dealers." (Issus sniffs haughtily.) Issus sings in a countertenor voice: "But not all was well on Andreshlew, not all was what it seemed, We found some halfling bones, which had been of all flesh reamed...
Issus sings in a countertenor voice: "After vicious accusations flew, the guards appeared corrupted...
katrinax.freeservers.com /Professions/Bards/latirah_song.html   (852 words)

 The Gods of Mars -- CHAPTER XIII
He could scarce conceive, even though he had already professed his doubt as to the deity of Issus, that one could threaten her with sword in hand and not be blasted into a thousand fragments by the mere fury of her divine wrath.
The poor deluded fools think that they are receiving the revelations of a goddess through some supernatural agency, since they find these messages upon their guarded altars to which none could have access without detection.
Issus alone of all is protected against death.
www.cs.cmu.edu /People/rgs/gmars-XIII.html   (4466 words)

 Rainbow Cincinnati News - Issus 3 Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We have been moving forward with the Issue 3 repeal--getting more input from political strategists and elections experts on the timing and language of the repeal.
Joy Robinson and I, along with three of our board members, attended the Creating Change Conference in Pittsburgh in November and were able to talk to a lot of people who have run campaigns about timelines, fundraising, voter identification.
The next public meeting on Issue 3 will be on January 26, 1999 at 7:00 at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church.
www.gaycincinnati.com /news/newsiss3-4.htm   (330 words)

 Chapter XII - Doomed to Die - The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs, Book, etext
As I rose to my feet the first thing I saw was the malignant countenance of Issus glaring at me through the heavy bars of a grated door at one side of the chamber.
While it was devoid of important incidents yet it was filled for me with a strange charm of excitement and adventure which I think I must have hinged principally on the unguessable antiquity of these long-forgotten corridors.
We were now in a quandary as to how to pass the guards who patrolled the island about the pool.
whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au /words/authors/B/BurroughsEdgarRice/prose/godsofmars/gom_chapter_12.html   (1935 words)

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 University of Memphis Law Review, The: Essay--Legal issus of stem cell transplantation and the family
Essay--Legal issus of stem cell transplantation and the family
Again, as is often the case, modern medicine confronts the family with an unanswerable legal issue.
Medical research and practice throughout the latter part of the twentieth century brought society to the brink of curing many devastating diseases that have plagued mankind for centuries.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3843/is_200204/ai_n9035386   (462 words)

 Livius Picture Archive: battle site near Issus (Payas)
Alexander was victorious, but Darius had managed to escape.
He retired to Issus, leaving his demoralized men as a prey to the Macedonians and vultures.
Since most of the fighting had taken place near the Pinarus and sword wounds are extremely bloody, there is no reason to doubt that the river had really turned red.
www.livius.org /a/turkey/issus/issus.html   (465 words)

 Issus * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Issus * People, Places, and Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
A narrow plain near the modern city of Iskenderum, Turkey.
Issus is located near the Gulf of Alexandretta in south-central Turkey near the northern border of Syria; the Greek army, led by Alexander the Great, defeated the Persian king Darius there in 333 BCE; although the Persians had a larger army, the Greeks broke their ranks and sent Darius in a humiliating retreat.
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/Issus_1.html   (238 words)

 Issus, Darius and Alexander: 333 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Issus, Darius and Alexander: 333 BC Thursday's class will focus on the year 333, including the famous story of the Gordion knot, the battle of Issus and the correspondence between Alexander and Darius III of Persia.
243 in Green and the appropriate primary sources in conjunction (up to the aftermath of the battle of Issus, but not to Parmenio's sack of Damascus or Alexander's journey to Byblos).
The battle of Issus was one of the great military engagements in the ancient world, but indecisive in many ways.
www.skidmore.edu /academics/classics/courses/2000spring/hi361f/333.html   (183 words)

 AllRefer.com - Issus (Ancient History, Middle East) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Issus (Ancient History, Middle East) - Encyclopedia
Located near the head of a gulf (the modern Gulf of Iskenderun), Issus was on a narrow strip of land backed by high mountains.
In 622 the Byzantine emperor Heraclius won at Issus the first of a series of battles in which the west regained territory formerly lost to the Persians.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/I/Issus.html   (184 words)

 SparkNotes: Alexander the Great: Facing Darius at Issus
While Alexander continued to defeat Persian forces on land, the Persian fleet attempted to provoke the League fleet to battle.
Darius then set up a defensive position on the Pinarus River, thus cutting off the Macedonian line of retreat and pinning them in on a narrow coastal plain.
The situation looked disastrous for Alexander, for Darius's position at Issus was the dream of all generals before twentieth-century warfare.
www.sparknotes.com /biography/alexander/section7.rhtml   (919 words)

 ACADEMIA III ANTIQUES Traditional Collectibles Directory
Montly Magazine of Architecture,Design, Art- eight issus from 1959/ January, April, May, June, July, September, October, November.
Montly Magazine of Architecture,Design, Art- seven issus from 1961/ January, April, May, July, Septembe, October, November.
The photograph is dedicated to Sir Marcellin Pellet General Consul of France and is located and dated Naples 1891.
www.trocadero.com /Academiaantiques/catalog/Traditional_Collectibles.html   (524 words)

Ironically one of the "immortal" guards of Darius trying to protect the king of Persia is killed with a spear.
Detail of the Battle of Issus, Albrecht Altdorfer
1000 Greek Drachmae with the Issus Battle Mosaic
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/History/Battles/Issus.html   (645 words)

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