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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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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.

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

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