Siege of Miletus

The siege of Miletus was Alexander the Great's first siege and naval encounter with the Achaemenid Empire. This siege was directed against Miletus, a city in southern Ionia, which is now located in the Aydın province of modern-day Turkey. During the battle, Parmenion's son Philotas would be key in preventing the Persian Navy from finding safe anchorage.[1] It was captured by Parmenion's son, Nicanor in 334 BC.

Siege of Miletus
Part of the Wars of Alexander the Great
The capture of Miletus by Andre Castaigne (1898-1899).jpg
The capture of Miletus by Andre Castaigne
Date334 BC
Location37°31′49″N 27°16′42″E / 37.53028°N 27.27833°E / 37.53028; 27.27833Coordinates: 37°31′49″N 27°16′42″E / 37.53028°N 27.27833°E / 37.53028; 27.27833
Result Macedonian victory
Territorial
changes
Alexander controls Ionia
Belligerents
Vergina Sun - Golden Larnax.png Macedonia
Hellenic League

Achaemenid Empire Achaemenid Empire


Milesian allies
Commanders and leaders
Alexander the Great
Nicanor
Hephaestion
Hegesistratus
Strength
160 ships 400 ships (not engaged)
300 Milesians
Casualties and losses
Light Heavy
Miletus is located in Turkey
Miletus
Miletus
Location of the siege of Miletus
  current battle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lendering, Jona (13 March 2019). "Philotas". www.livius.org. Retrieved 2020-08-28.

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