from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient village of Assyria northeast of Nineveh. Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III here in 331 B.C.


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  • He says, that Gau signified in the language of the country a house: and that the purport of the word Gaugamela was the house of a camel.

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  • They were camped on a broad plain at a site called Gaugamela.

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  • From some of these who were made prisoners Alexander learned that Darius was encamped with his host on one of the extensive plains between the Tigris and the mountains of Kurdistan, near a village called Gaugamela (the Camel's House).

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  • Ariobarzanes was an experienced war leader who had fought against Alexander at Gaugamela and was still loyal to Dariusā€”but more to the point, he was still loyal to Persia.

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  • Even before Gaugamela, the appointed ruler of Thrace, an experienced and spirited leader named Memnon, had launched a rebellion that stirred up the tribesmen from the mountains east of Macedonia.

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  • There he met the Persian satrap Satibarzanes, a veteran commander at Gaugamela, who promptly surrendered to him.

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  • Alexander had sent one of his officers directly to Susa after the battle at Gaugamela with a demand that the local Persian satrap, Abulites, prepare the city for surrender along with a stern warning to leave the treasury untouched.

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  • Mazaeus, who just a few weeks before had led his troops against Alexander at Gaugamela, prostrated himself before his new lord along with his grown sons.

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  • They were only three miles apart at dawn when the Macedonians came over the last hill and gazed down onto the plain of Gaugamela.

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  • Darius III: Became Persian king in 336 after the murder of Artaxerxes IV and fought Alexander at Issus and Gaugamela.

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