Alexander The Great: The Field Of Battle Of Babylon

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In 331 A.D., Alexander the Great had a score to settle. After the suspicious death of his father King Phillip II in 336 BC; King Alexander blamed Persian assassins and swore revenge on the continent (Filson, 2000). With approximately 35,000 warriors consisting of extremely well trained infantry and cavalry, Alexander met Darius on the Gaugamelan field of battle in late September, 331 BC. Following the rout of his army, King Darius fled Gaugamela and sought safety and support in Babylon. King Alexander took the field of battle with considerable advantage over Darius despite the large difference in the size of his army. King Alexander’s army boasted well trained and experienced commanders, infantry and cavalry. As well, the army had an interconnected
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