- an ancient town in Asia Minor, in Cilicia: victory of Alexander the Great over Darius III 333 b.c.
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Darius, as we have seen, had fled after the disastrous battle of Issus.The Story of the Greeks
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The Sea of Issus, on the Levant, which he places on the west, is on the north.The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus
The affair, in fact, proved but a repetition of that at Issus.Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)
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.
- an ancient town in S Asia Minor, in Cilicia north of present-day Iskenderun: scene of a battle (333 bc) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians
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