distant, or more precisely after the village of Gaugamela hard by.
The battle in which Alexander overthrew Darius in 331 B.C., though named in the old books after Arbela, was probably fought at Gaugamela, some 60 m.
He led the left wing in the battles of the Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela.
In the battle of Gaugamela (1st of October 331) he commanded the troops of his satrapy.
The essential fact, however, is that after the victory of Gaugamela (Oct.