10. Dascylium and Sardis

Crossing Asia Minor with Alexander

  • Dascylium (Parmenion)
  • Sardis (Alexander)

‘[Alexander] sent Parmenion to take Dascylium… He himself marched on towards Sardis. When he was about eight miles away from the city he was met by Mithrenes, the commander of the citadel garrison, and the leading men of Sardis: they surrendered the city to him… Alexander himself camped by the river Hermus…’
(Arrian I.17.2-4)

Text used: Arrian ‘Alexander the Great‘ OUP 2013 (translated by Martin Hammond)

Map showing the location of Dascylium and Sardis

Credit Where It’s Due
Map of Asia Minor: Wikipedia

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