Alexander the Great: Battle of the Persian Gate 330 BC


Alexander the Great marches towards his ultimate goal, city of Persepolis. The power of Achaemenid empire is crippled, yet the dangerous mountainous terrain ahead posed a serious threat to the Macedonians.

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  1. If anyone knows of loyalty and love for country then its Ariobarzanes. Persia is already conquered defeated yet he doesnt give up and gathers rest of the army and ambushes Alexanders forces.

  2. A big lie in 4:45 when the commentator says "thousands of Persian soldiers…" All the Persian army at the Persian gate was 700 soldiers (Bill Yenne: "Alexander the Great: Lessons from History's Undefeated General", St. Martin's Press, New York, 2010, pp. 90). The Persian army was destroyed earlier and Darius was busy finding few men around him but he couldn't. The Greek army however was about 20,000. Despite their heavy casualties, they won the battle because 700 men are not enough to defeat an army of thousands. However, more than half of the Greek army was destroyed. These are historical facts.

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