The day of the Battle of Gaugamela – level 3

01-10-331 BC

The Battle of Gaugamela, today’s Iraq, fought on October 1, 331 BC, was a confrontation between Alexander the Great’s Macedonian forces and Darius III’s Persian army.

Despite being outnumbered, Alexander’s army won thanks to superior tactics.

The Battle of Gaugamela opened the doors for Alexander to conquer the Persian Empire, and become the ruler of one of the largest empires in history.

The battle showed Alexander’s brilliant military skills and earned him the title of “the Great.”

Difficult words: BC (before Christ), conquer (to get control of an area after a war).

What strategies did Alexander use to secure victory against the numerically superior Persian army at the Battle of Gaugamela?


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