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

  • An ancient town of southeast Asia Minor near modern-day Iskenderun, Turkey. Alexander the Great defeated Darius III of Persia here in 333 B.C.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of insects of the family Issidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III


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  • Ariston was a prince of the royal house of Paeonia and had proven himself in battle at both the Granicus and Issus.

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  • But just as the two were celebrating their new alliance, news arrived that Alexander had defeated the Great King at Issus.

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  • Darius had been humiliated at Issus, but was not defeated.

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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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  • As a lasting monument to his victory, he now founded the first city of his campaign—-Alexandria, near Issus.

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  • While it was still dark, Alexander led the army toward Issus.

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  • Darius was in such a bad mood that he rounded up some injured Macedonians left behind at Issus to recuperate and tortured them, cutting off both their hands for good measure.

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  • Like their king, the Macedonian army recognized that they had to fight at Issus and win or they would all perish.

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  • When he heard that Alexander had been victorious at Issus, he knew the Macedonians would be coming for the treasure.

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  • His childhood friend had absconded to Greece just before the battle at Issus two years earlier with as much gold as he could stuff into his traveling pack, but now he was begging Alexander to receive him back into his good graces.

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