The town of Aias has replaced Issus, at the eastern extremity of the Mediterranean.
Named after Alexander the Great, and founded in memory of the battle of Issus.
Darius is defeated at Issus; his family are among Alexander's captives.
So he attacked them close to Issus, and there again gained a great victory.
Darius, as we have seen, had fled after the disastrous battle of Issus.
Here he was met by the main body of the Persian army, and the great battle of Issus was fought.
The Sea of Issus, on the Levant, which he places on the west, is on the north.
As at Issus, Alexander took the command of the right wing himself, and assigned the left to Parmenio.
After the battle of Issus, 329 concubines of the last Darius were discovered among the captives.
After Issus, it was his duty to make at least one more effort against the invader.