The third Persian Great King to bear the name Darius was the ill-fated opponent of Alexander the Great, who defeated the Persian army at the battle of Isos and hunted Darius until he was murdered by his own officers. Alexander invaded Egypt through Gaza and was proclaimed king and savior of the country by the Egyptians, delighted at the Persians' expulsion from their land.
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