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The one city that chose to oppose Alexander was Tyre

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The one city that chose to oppose Alexander was Tyre, which had long been faithful to  Persia and had been the only Phoenician city not to participate in the revolt of the 340s  B.C. The Tyrians put up such a strong fight that Alexander succeeded only after seven  months, after recruiting ships from Sidon to fend off the Tyrian fleet. The main difficulty,  however, was the strength of Tyre's heavily guarded city wall. Alexander caught a break only when the Tyrians, exhausted and low in morale, took a  gamble and launched a surprise sea attack. By luck, Alexander had not been in the  location of the attack as the Tyrians had assumed he would be. He was able to round up  his ships and catch the Tyrians from the rear. At this point it was only a matter of time  before the wall of Tyre was breached. Once again, the slaughter was ruthless. Almost 
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  • Fall '08
  • Murphy
  • Alexander, Persian invasion. Alexander, Persian royal house., surprise sea attack., purely military standpoint

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