Battle of Gaugamela On this day in history Alexander the Great defeated Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela, which is why the New Testament is written in Greek. October 1, 331 BC Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.