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Arbela

(ärbē`lə), town of ancient Assyria. Its name is sometimes given to the battle fought at Gaugamela, some 60 mi (100 km) away, in which Alexander the Great defeated (331 B.C.) Darius III. Arbela is the modern ErbilErbil
or Irbil
, town (1987 pop. 485,968) and capital of Kurdistan Region, N Iraq. A commercial, agricultural, and administrative center with a predominantly Kurdish population, it is one of the world's oldest continually settled towns.
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Arbela

Alexander’s rout of Darius (331 B.C.). [Classical Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 17]
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Arbela

an ancient city in Assyria, near which the Battle of Arbela took place (331 bc), in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians
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Giving an account of Sherasoul, Amadia and Arbela (Erbil) he relates that "Betlis is situated on the north part of this province, near the lake of Van." (Salmon, 1744:448) About the independent nature of Bedlis he states that "The Bey or Prince of this place, it is said, still preserves his independency, and is subject neither to the Turk or Persian, his country being very mountainous and almost inaccessible." (Salmon, ibid) Another British scholar describes Bedlis as "a city in the North of Curdistan, situated on a steep rock, at the south end of the lake Van, on the frontiers of Persia and Turkey." Malte-Brun relates that "according to Garzoni, who passed eighteen years in Koordistan, this country consists of five principalities.
Early inscriptions on buildings in the large man-made citadel showed Persian influence and Alexander the Great is known to have gone there after his victory at Arbela, he said.
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From the time of his initial defeat of Darius at Issus, through his campaign into Egypt, and his final defeat of Darius at Gaugamela (also known as the Battle of Arbela) Alexander displayed an acute awareness of the logistical requirements of his army.
In his edition (1907) of the problematic Chronicle of Arbela (which has elsewhere also been translated by Ramelli), the Chaldean Syriac scholar Alphonse Mingana wrote the following in a footnote (p.
Walker offers some clues in his final discussion of the hill of Melqi at Arbela and the presence of the legend of Mar Qardagh in later Syriac and Christian-Arabic works.
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149) and Alexander's victory at Arbela into 'the Battle of Arabella' (p.