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Staff Pick: Battle Line

Posted by Charlie Graham on

On a cold November day in 333 BCE, the two greatest armies of the Western world met among the mud-caked foothills of modern-day Turkey, near a town called Issus. On one side stood 100,000 Persians, led by Darius III, the last king of the grand Achaemenid Empire of Persia. On the other, 40,000 Macedonians, Thracians, Thessalonians, and various other Greek mercenaries, led by a man so storied that we call him The Great - King Alexander the III of Macedon. In his quest to reach β€œthe ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea,” Alexander sought to conquer the...

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