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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.


Alexander the Great Miniature of Alexander the Great and his army make a sacrifice on the night before the Battle of Issus in Vasco da Lucena's French translation of Rufus's Historia Alexandri magni. Origin: Netherlands, S. (Bruges)

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.


Albrecht Altdorfer - The Battle of Issus (52,0 x 70,0 cm)