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Definition: Island fortress that Alexander besieged in anger and frustration, finally storming it after he had built a bridge out to it. It was originally a Phoenician city, one of the most important cities of that civilization.

Related Resources:
The Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Siege of Tyre
See how stubborn Alexander could be!

Plutarch's Life of Alexander
Read an ancient source's story of the great man.

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