The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC. It was fought between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and Achaemenid Persia, led by Darius III. It was the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia following the battle of the Granicus. The invading Greek troops defeated Persia and continued their march through the Middle East, into Egypt, then Persia itself and to Afghanistan and India beyond.
The Delian League, Part 2: From Eurymedon to the Thirty Years Peace (465/4-445/4 BCE)
The second phase of the Delian League’s operations begins with the Hellenic victory over Mede forces at Eurymedon and ends with the Thirty Years Peace between Athens and Sparta (roughly 465/4 – 445/4 BCE).The Greek triumph at Eurymedon resulted in a cessation of hostilities against the Persians, which lasted almost six years. Whether or not this peace or truce followed from some formal treaty negotiated by Cimon, son of Miltiades, remains unknown. (By Christopher Planeaux) --AHE
Hercules and Atlas Metope from the east side of the temple of Zeus, Olympia. Here Hercules holds the Earth on his shoulders with the aid of Athena, on the right Atlas gives the Apples of the Hesperides. (470-460 BCE) Olympia Archaeological Museum.