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Siege of Miletus

Siege of Miletus
Part of the Wars of Alexander the Great

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; 27.27833
Result Macedonian victory
Alexander controls Ionia
Hellenic League
Achaemenid Empire Achaemenid Empire Milesian allies
Commanders and leaders
Alexander the Great
160 ships 400 ships (not engaged)
300 Milesians
Casualties and losses
Light Heavy
Miletus is located in Turkey
Location of the siege of Miletus
  current battle

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.


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