Alexander Campaign “ Greatest Campaign of Conquest of all Times ”
Catalog — Chronological Table
Philipp II separates from his first spouse, Olympias,
Alexander’s mother, and marries Cleopatra, niece of his general Attalus. Alexander mixes up the Wedding Banquet.
Passage of the Granicus
with the first major battle of the Alexander campaign
à la Thucydides “He who attacks first will terrify the enemy”
with corresponding defeat of Darius III as then last of the Persian kings
334 , later
Siege & Conquest of Halicarnassus
In the Morning after the Battle at Issus
in the tent of the fugitive Darius,
paying a visit to his family.
First Passage of the Tigris at Bedzabde
on the march to the encounter with Darius
at Gaugamela not far from Arbella
1 October 331
Decisive Battle of Gaugamela / Arbella.
The first of the two decisive battles for the conquest of Asia,
here regarding the Persian, 5 years later at the Hydaspes the Indian campaign.
331 , subsequently
Darius’ general Mazæus, fled to Babylon,
submits the city to the victor.
331 , subsequently
Entry into Babylon.
“Crowning moment of the Persian campaign,
when the world conqueror received the homage of the ancient city … the triumphal apotheosis”
At the Hydaspes — Alexander and Porus.
The last forward major battle after Arbella,
the second of the two dedicated to the conquest of Asia as “the probably first representation
of the Porus subject in the history of art”
c. Summer 326
The Indian Rajah Sophites welcomes Alexander
sovereignly before the gates of his capital
The Moment at the Hyphasis which wrote World History.
The Zenith of an Empire — A Turning Point of History. Presumably first representation
of the Hyphasis Event in the History of Art.
At the Wall of Multan in Punjab. “Alexander’s Most Heroic Moment”
(Peter G. Tsouras)
The breath-ceasing having no equal.
Pictured here for the first time ? Alexander pure !