In the region of the Asian Minor, Alexander visited the ancient Troy to pay respect to the Achilles and some of the other heroes. At the river of Granicus, Alexander defeated a large army of the Persian cavalry which was actually four times the size of the army of Alexander. Then Alexander continued to march towards the coast and continued to free the Greek cities from the Persian Empire. Those cities also joined Alexander as allies. During the winter season, Alexander moved towards the inland to free the tribes living in the hills .
In 333 BC, Alexander’s army and the huge force met led by the Persian emperor called Darius met at the Issus. Alexander charged with his cavalry against Darius. The army of Alexander defeated the huge Persian Army. But Darius managed to flee. Then Alexander decided to march southwards along the coast of Phoenicia. The main objective of such a movement was to cut off the huge Persian navy from all the harbors. One of the islands called the Tyre was actually held out more than half a year until Alexander constructed a causeway and battered all the stone walls.
However, the battle for Persia was far from over. Alexander's First Persian Victory.
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