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La bataille du Granique : l'offensive

La bataille du Granique : l'offensive

La bataille du Granique : l'offensive . . . Voici comment il est possible de reconstituer cette bataille où la cavalerie perse a fait la preuve de son incapacité à se mesurer aux Compagnons d'Alexandre... Cette bataille est la première qu'Alexandre a...

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Who was Alexander? Part 1

Who was Alexander? Part 1

A brief biography of Alexander the Great His youth Alexander was born in Pella , the capital of the Macedonian kingdom . His father was Philip II, the shrewd king and general who conquered . He was a violent but cunning king, that successed in imposing...

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The Battle of Issus (part 1)

The Battle of Issus (part 1)

THE BATTLE OF ISSUS After crossing over from the Greek mainland at the Hellespont and defeating the Persians for the first time at the Battle of Granicus, Alexander went southwards throughout Ionia along the Mediteranian to free the Greek cities from...

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Battle of Issus (Part 2)

Battle of Issus (Part 2)

Battle of Issus (Part 2) The battle was stil very undecisive when Alexander decided to lead a charge with his heavy cavalry straight at the center of the Persian Army. Seeing Alexander cutting his way through the Persians and making straight for him,...

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Les chariots de darius

Les chariots de darius

Comment reproduire les chars de Darius? Sur la célèbre mosaique dite "d'Issus", trouvée à Pompéi et sur laquelle on voit le Roi des Rois aux prises avec Alexandre et ses compagnons losqu'ils ont percé le centre perse et menacent l'état-major de Darius,...

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The Phalanx

The Phalanx

The Macedonian Phalanx The Macedonian phalanx is an infantry formation developed by Philip II and used by his son Alexander the Great to conquer the Persian Empire. Phalanxes remained dominant on battlefields throughout the Hellenistic period, although...

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La cavalerie de Darius

La cavalerie de Darius

La bataille fait rage. Au loin les montagnes d'Asie semblent plonger sur les milliers d'hommes qui grouillent dans la vallée, au milieu des cris et des henissements affolés des chevaux. Un peu à l'écart, un groupe de Sparabara scrute avec angoisse les...

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The battle of Granicus, 334 BC

The battle of Granicus, 334 BC

The battle of Granicus, 334 BC. When Alexander succeeded to the throne of Macedon after the murder of his father Philip, he inherited a kingdom which had just come to dominate the affairs of mainland Greece. The position of Alexander was instable at first,...

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La Bataille du Granique , les Sources

La Bataille du Granique , les Sources

La bataille du Granique : les sources historiques Il n'y a pas de texte perse sur cet affrontement entre les Perses, qui étaient en très nette infériorité numérique et levées en hâte par les commandants locaux (les "Satrapes") et les troupes d'Alexandre,...

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Who was Alexander? Part 2

Alexander the Great Alexander next entered Egypt. The Egyptians welcomed him as a liberator from Persian rule, and they crowned him pharaoh. On the western edge of the Nile Delta, Alexander founded a city in 331 B.C. and named it Alexandria after himself....

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