Alexander the Great Confronts Darius III at the Battle of Issus, 1st century CE floor mosaic from Pompeii, Italy, copied after a Greek painting of c. 310 BCE, Tesserae mosaic

Alexander the Great Confronts Darius III at the Battle of Issus, 1st century CE floor mosaic from Pompeii, Italy, copied after a Greek painting of c. 310 BCE, Tesserae mosaic

Alexander Mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii - The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BC, is a Roman floor mosaic originally from the House of the Faun in Pompeii. It depicts a battle between the armies of Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia and measures 2.72 x 5.13m. The mosaic is believed to be a copy of an early 3rd century BC Hellenistic painting, possibly by Philoxenos of Eretria.

Alexander Mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii - The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BC, is a Roman floor mosaic originally from the House of the Faun in Pompeii. It depicts a battle between the armies of Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia and measures 2.72 x 5.13m. The mosaic is believed to be a copy of an early 3rd century BC Hellenistic painting, possibly by Philoxenos of Eretria.

The Persian cavalry first charged Parmenion and the allied cavalry, crossing the river to open battle. Alexander's left wing became the crux of the battle, as at Gaugamela two years later, where Parmenion held the wing long enough against superior Persian numbers for Alexander to make his calculated cavalry strike against Darius and break the Persian army. The Hypaspists led by Alexander, on foot, delivered an assault during this time across the riverbed on the Cardaces and managed to punch…

The Persian cavalry first charged Parmenion and the allied cavalry, crossing the river to open battle. Alexander's left wing became the crux of the battle, as at Gaugamela two years later, where Parmenion held the wing long enough against superior Persian numbers for Alexander to make his calculated cavalry strike against Darius and break the Persian army. The Hypaspists led by Alexander, on foot, delivered an assault during this time across the riverbed on the Cardaces and managed to punch…

Battle of Issus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of Issus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mosaic of the Battle of Issus from the House of the Faun in Pompeii 1st century

Mosaic of the Battle of Issus from the House of the Faun in Pompeii 1st century

Hephaestion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Ancient Greek kingdom of #Macedonia The family of Darius in front of Alexander, by Justus Sustermans and preserved in the Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer. In this picture we can see Hephaestion point out Alexander

Hephaestion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Ancient Greek kingdom of #Macedonia The family of Darius in front of Alexander, by Justus Sustermans and preserved in the Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer. In this picture we can see Hephaestion point out Alexander

Battle of Issus mosaic - Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Naples BW.jpg

Battle of Issus mosaic - Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Naples BW.jpg

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