Alexander the Great
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After the battle at Issus what happened to Darius' family
Alexander treated them fairly, but Darius sent Alexander a letter asking that his family be returned. Alexander rejected Darius' request, and demanded to be addressed ss 'King of all Asia'.
After the battle of Granicus what did Alexander send to Athens and why
3000 suits of Persian armour as an offering to Athena (the patron god of Athens) highlighting his ability to defeat the Persians
At battle ay Issus how did Alexander arrange his army?
Parmenio was in charge of the sea side, the phalanx in the centre, Macedonian cavalry on the right on the mountain side under Alexander's command and the archers and light infantry at an angle
At the battle at Issus how was the persian army arranged
Nabazene's cavalry on the seaside, the Greek mercenaries in the centre, and the cavalry and infantry on the mountain side
At the battle at Issus how greatly did Darius' army outnumber Alexander's
5 to 1
At the Battle at Issus what did Darius leave behind that Alexander now gained?
Money and his entire family (including wife & children)
At the battle at I ssus where did the two armies meet
A narrow coastal plain near Issus
Before the battle at Issus, what happened when Darrius arrived at Issus
He found Alexander's wounded and tired troops and brutally killed them
Before the battle at Issus, why did Darius end up in Issus
He got impatient waiting for Alexander so tried to chase him down
Before the battle of Issus where was Alexander camped
Before the siege of Tyre what did the Tyrians do to Alexander's first two towers
They sent a fire ship to burn down the towers (it also cracked the end of the mole so that it later was washed away by waves)
Did Philip II or Alexander fight in the battle of Chaeronea?
Both Philip and Alexander did
During Battle of Granicus after the Persian cavalry had been defeated/run away, who was lleft to fight Alexander
Memmnon and the greek mercenaries
During battle of Granicus when they saw Alexander storm into the center of their army, what did the Persian Cavalry do
During the battle at Issus after the mercenaries had been defeated and Nabazene's had fled what did the Persian trops do
They followed Darius' lead and fled
During the battle at Issus what did Alexander and his companion cavalry do?
They charged diagonally to attack the Persian infantry and cavalry. They were aiming for Darius
During the battle at Issus what did Alexander do after seeing Darius flee
Alexander did not follow Darius, he knew he was still needed on the battlefield he surrounded the mercenaries and attacked
During the battle at Issus what did Alexander do after the mercenaries had been defeated
Alexander helped Parmenio out, which caused Nabazene's to flee
During the battle at Issus what did Alexander's Phalanx do
They crossed the river and attacked the Persian infantry (Greek mercenaries) in the centre
During the battle at Issus what happened to Parmenio and the cavalry
Nazarbanes and his cavalry atached them and they were almost defeated