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The meeting between Alexander the Great with the family of Darius III. After the defeat at the Battle of Issus. - Esaias van de Velde

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Amastris (Greek: Aμαστρις; killed c.284 BC) also called Amastrine, was a Persian Princess. She was the daughter of Oxyathres, the brother of the Persian King Darius III.[

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After Alexander the Great’s victory over King Darius III at the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC, he had to contend with small rebellions that broke out across his empire. In the summer of 328 BC, one such rebellion occurred in the eastern satrapy of Bactria, a rebellion that would lead to a chance meeting with the beautiful Roxanne. (Info by Donald L. Wasson) -- AHE

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BATTLE of ISSUS Alexander battling Darius at the Battle of Issus (Naples National Archaeological Museum) The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and the Achaemenid Persia, led by Darius III, in the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia. The invading Macedonian troops defeated Persia. After the Hellenic League soundly defeated the Persian satraps of Asia Minor (led by the Greek mercenary…

As Darius’ steely-blue irises peek out from behind the cut –away orbs in his masque, the deepness of the azure-blue appears to me to be intensifying in way that I have never seen before… Drawing me a little closer into him, as the music begins to ebb away, he so softly whispers, “You dance so beautifully, Helena.” “Why thank you, kind sir.” I graciously reply. Now sliding his hand down my back, I shudder at the lightness of his touch…© J.L. Thomas 2015

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Pétition · MADAME LA MINISTRE DE L'ÉDUCATION NATIONALE, DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR ET DE LA RECHERCHE: Réforme du collège: non à la fin des langues anciennes! ·

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