Issus [is-uh s] Examples noun

  1. an ancient town in Asia Minor, in Cilicia: victory of Alexander the Great over Darius III 333 b.c.

Examples from the Web for issus Historical Examples of issus

  • Darius, as we have seen, had fled after the disastrous battle of Issus.

    The Story of the Greeks

    H. A. Guerber

  • The Sea of Issus, on the Levant, which he places on the west, is on the north.

    The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus

    Ammianus Marcellinus

  • The affair, in fact, proved but a repetition of that at Issus.

    Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)

    Charles Morris

  • Named after Alexander the Great, and founded in memory of the battle of Issus.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1


  • Darius is defeated at Issus; his family are among Alexander’s captives.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2


  • British Dictionary definitions for issus Issus noun

    1. an ancient town in S Asia Minor, in Cilicia north of present-day Iskenderun: scene of a battle (333 bc) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians

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