|Siege of Miletus
|Part of the Wars of Alexander the Great
The capture of Miletus by Andre Castaigne
|Achaemenid Empire Milesian allies
|Commanders and leaders
Alexander the Great
400 ships (not engaged)
|Casualties and losses
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. It was captured by Parmenion's son, Nicanor in 334 BC.
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