Issus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Issus a battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Issus The typical genus of insects of the family Issidæ. The fore wings are rather flat, broadest near the base, convex on the fore border, smaller and rounded at the tip. Upward of 60 species are found, in all parts of the world. Those of North America are small and inconspicuous. A leading one is I. coleoptratus, widely distributed in Europe.
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Usage

In literature:

Wouldst cheat the mysterious Issus, Goddess of Death, of her just dues?
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
He had always gloried in the cruelty of his nature, but, Issus!
"Thuvia, Maid of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Alexander found Darius encamped near Issus on the right bank of the little river Pinarus.
"A Smaller History of Greece" by William Smith
Darius was totally defeated at the celebrated battle of Issus, although he had anticipated a victory.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
Crossing a promontory which makes out from the mountains, we came upon the renowned plain of Issus, where Darius lost his kingdom to Alexander.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
ISSUS, a river in Cilicia, Asia Minor, where Alexander the Great defeated Darius, 333 B.C.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Further reinforcements were received at Issus, the eastern seaport of Cilicia; Cyrus then marched through the Cilician gate into Syria.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
The battle of Issus was fought in November, B.C.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
It is the famous battle of Arbelles or of Issus.
"The Wonders of Pompeii" by Marc Monnier
Darius, as we have seen, had fled after the disastrous battle of Issus.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
The affair, in fact, proved but a repetition of that at Issus.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
I was called 'Imperator' at the river Issus.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Wouldst cheat the mysterious Issus, Goddess of Death, of her just dues?
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Here he was met by the main body of the Persian army, and the great battle of Issus was fought.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
So he attacked them close to Issus, and there again gained a great victory.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The third book is of battle and victory at Issus, described with minuteness and warmth.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 98, December, 1865" by Various
Named after Alexander the Great, and founded in memory of the battle of Issus.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
In the narrow plain of Issus, their army will defeat itself.
"The Golden Hope" by Robert H. Fuller
After the victory of Alexander the Great at Issus in 333 B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
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In news:

The warrant for his arrest was issused this week, a Metro official said.
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