BetaThis search tool is in development. Find out more.
Pictures

The battle at Issus in 333 BC: Alexander the Great of Macedonia is chasing the fleeing Darius III. Coloured etching.


Available online

view The battle at Issus in 333 BC: Alexander the Great of Macedonia is chasing the fleeing Darius III. Coloured etching.
View

License

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Credit: The battle at Issus in 333 BC: Alexander the Great of Macedonia is chasing the fleeing Darius III. Coloured etching. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


About this work

Description

Darius III, called Codomannus (380?-330 BC), king of Persia (336-330), great grandson of Darius II. In the course of his six year reign Darius III led the Persian army against the forces of Alexander the Great of Macedonia but was defeated at the battles at Issus in 333 BC and Gaugamela in 331. He was killed by one of his own satraps while fleeing from Gaugamela

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 24.4 x 50.7 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 42642i

Type/Technique



Where to find it


Identifiers


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.