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  • Nuceria was located high in the hills above the valley of the Sarno River.

    The Spartacus War

  • He pushed his advance force at full speed down the valley of the Cydnus River to Tarsus and was at the gates of the city just in time to see Arsames running for his life toward Persia.

    Alexander the Great

  • The fortified citadel of the town towered hundreds of feet above the valley of the Hermus River, which ran just north of the city down to the Aegean Sea.

    Alexander the Great

  • The mountain offers views northward of the Campanian plain toward Capua and southward of the valley of the Sarnus (modern Sarno) river and the rugged Lactarii (modern Lattari) mountains, on todays Amalfi Peninsula.

    The Spartacus War

  • The journey north from Kandahar to the valley of Kabul took weeks of struggle over snow-clogged passes and icy peaks.

    Alexander the Great

  • Below it spread an alluvial plain of green and brown, with fast streams coursing toward the valley where the highway ran, and with furry creaturesmarmots, we guessedscurrying from burrow to burrow and eyeing us as if we were a family of hunters and had come all that way to make them into hats.

    The Italian Summer

  • In any case, the Picentine took the rebels over the Eburine hills perhaps as far as the valley of the Middle Silarus river, where they could have crossed via an ancient ford.

    The Spartacus War

  • They cut off Persia, Aria, and Drangiana from Bactria to the north and the valley of the Indus River to the east.

    Alexander the Great

  • The Macedonians had no sooner arrived at the river crossing at the end of the valley when they saw thousands of Illyrian warriors heading down from the hills toward the ford.

    Alexander the Great

  • With only a few thousand Macedonian and Thracian mountain troops, Alexander set off at a breakneck pace up the valley leading to the Persian Gates.

    Alexander the Great

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