31. Study Questions Copy

Taking Tyre would deny the Persians a harbour base in that region of the Mediterranean.

Its location on an island and walls that reached as far as the sea. Alexander did not possess a navy.

He built a causeway and built two siege towers which could support catapults.

A large part of the Persian navy defected to Alexander’s side.

According to Arrian, he massacred the male population and sold the women and children into slavery. It is likely that he did this to make an example because they had defied him but also to dissuade others from attempting the same course of action.

To consult the oracle of Ammon.


Play Video