- an ancient city of Assyria, E of the Tigris, on the site of modern Erbil: headquarters of Darius III before his defeat by Alexander the Great at Gaugamela 331 b.c.
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Temples are erected to her in the city of Ashur, in Nineveh and Arbela.
I am Ishtar of Arbela, who forces thine enemies to submission.
These oracles, it so happens, all issue from the goddess Ishtar of Arbela.
And Alexander's great battlefield of Arbela lay on the eastern plain.The Secrets of a Kuttite
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For did Alexander, think you, (or indeed could he possibly) forget the fight at Arbela?Essays and Miscellanies
- an ancient city in Assyria, near which the Battle of Arbela took place (331 bc), in which Alexander the Great defeated the PersiansModern name: Erbil
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