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The Siege of Tyre 332 BC

Sources, both primary and secondary for Alexander's Siege of Tyre 332 BC.

The Siege of Tyre 332 BC

The Siege of Tyre 332 BC

Last Video, this secondary source was created by
BazBattles, a person who illustrates ancient battles. It is a very nice visual demonstration of the battle, and the information seems to match up with other sources.

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Youtube: Alexander's siege of Tyre

Youtube: Alexander's siege of Tyre

Another video on Tyre. This is a secondary srouce made by the history channel, so tread with cation as it may have "amped" up the event to make it more entertaining. I suggest to use the quotes from the primary sources, otherwise an entertaining way to learn I guess.

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Video; Alexander's Siege Of Tyre

Video; Alexander's Siege Of Tyre

Video of the Battle, this secondary source was created by Scott Bartell for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, who is an Independent Historian/Writer. It has lovely visuals and is a good starting ground to grasp a shaky understanding in the Siege. It was shown to us in class, and so is as credible as Ms Jenkinson thinks it is. If unsure, check with the other sources to see if the information matches up.

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Warfare History Network: Alexander the Great and the Siege of Tyre

Warfare History Network: Alexander the Great and the Siege of Tyre

This is a secondary article focusing more on Alexander's battle strategies. the author Marc G. DeSantis, is a historian who has written extensively on military historical subjects meaning the that information in this article and be considered reliable. It is a very in depth source that focus on more than the actual battle, but it provides lots of useful information and can be considered a more gotta get that Excellence source.

warfarehistorynetwork.com
Diodorus Siculus — Book XVII Chapters 40‑63

Diodorus Siculus — Book XVII Chapters 40‑63

This is a primary source from Diodorus. He like Arrian, wrote events from Alexander's life., he lived in Ceasar's time, which was a wee while from Alexander's time, and he wrote from second-hand (so to speak), accounts from Alexander's soldier's viewpoint and commanders, so take with a grain of salt as these accounts were for entertainment and made to make Alexander look good. However both Diodorus and Arrian's accounts are agreed by most Historians to be possible the more accurate primary sources, so take care.

penelope.uchicago.edu
Arrian, Anabasis of Alexander 2.18–24; Alexander the Great - Siege of Tyre

Arrian, Anabasis of Alexander 2.18–24; Alexander the Great - Siege of Tyre

This is a primary source from Arrian. It can be considered reliable, but Arrian’s work was dated to be written four centuries after Alexander’s death, so most of his work is based on stories he heard, so that even they could have been wrong or stretched for entertainment value, especially towards Alexander’s favour. So take the information with a grain of salt. I have also included a source from Diodorus, another Primary source for comparison. This is good for quotes!

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Livius.org; The Siege of Tyre (332 BCE)

Livius.org; The Siege of Tyre (332 BCE)

This is a secondary article about the Siege of Tyre. This one is much more brief, and can be a good starting point. Although this source does not list an author, I consider this source to be reliable as it has lots of recommendations from other sites, and the information seems to correlate with other sources information as well as this source was recently updated meaning that the information should be accurate. It contains a modern map, so you can see the ancient landmarks today, it also contains a simple map.

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Ancient History Encyclopedia; Alexander's Siege of Tyre, 332 BCE

Ancient History Encyclopedia; Alexander's Siege of Tyre, 332 BCE

This is a secondary article about the Battle of Tyre, it provides general information such as causes and consequences about the event. This article's author; Grant, appears unbiased and has written on Alexander's life before; particularity Gaugamela. I consider this source to be reliable as it is on an educational site, and the winner of the 2016 eu Web Award. As well as information on this site matches with other information I have found. This source is more in-depth, and talks about the causes and consequences about the event with battle maps and included links which can allow the reader more access to other information.

ancient.eu