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Why 30 Stades?
Stade is a Greek unit of measurement, also the root word for stadium. It means region as well. 30 stades is 5.5 km – the distance between the armies of Alexander and Darius III in the Battle of Issus when Alexander fine-tuned his war strategy.
He decided not to attack at night and stopped his army from advancing. This distance of 30 stades, he felt, was just enough for his people to find out more about the preparedness of the opponents and forge an attack, if needed. And so, while camping 30 stades away from Darius III’s army, Alexander motivated and inspired his men and other supporters (smaller satraps and kings) to give their best and be ready for any eventuality. And, he won.