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date: 23 January 2021


, 'near Issus'
  • Stephen Mitchell


Alexandria (2) ‘near Issus’, close to Iskenderun (Alexandretta) on the gulf of Issus, a city founded by *Alexander (3) the Great or *Seleucus (1) I near the site of the battle (of *Issus) where Alexander defeated *Darius III in 333 bce. Despite its strategic position below the approaches to the *Amanus mountains it was eclipsed by its north Syrian neighbours *Antioch (1) and *Seleuceia (2) in Pieria.

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