Definition of Cunaxa
1. Noun. Battle in 401 BC when the Artaxerxes II defeated his younger brother who tried to usurp the throne.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: Babylonia, Chaldaea, Chaldea
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Literary usage of Cunaxa
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1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"... When the battle of Cunaxa was over, the Greeks, whose camp meanwhile had been pillaged, rejected the Persian king's demand for unconditional surrender, ..."
2. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"THE place where the battle was fought, was called Cunaxa, about twenty-five leagues from Babylon.2 The army of Cyrus consisted of thirteen thousand Greeks, ..."
3. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest. With by William Smith (1897)
"5. Passage of the Euphrates, and march through the desert. § 6. Battle of Cunaxa, and death of ... Cunaxa ..."
4. Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology by Society of Biblical Archaeology (1885)
"... the " Battle of Cunaxa" by my old and good friend Mr. H. Rassam in Part 2, Vol. ... Now the " battle of Cunaxa " may have been fought upon the ridge of ..."
5. Masterpieces of Greek Literature: Homer: Tyrtaeus: Archilochus: Callistratus by Clara Hitchcock Seymour (1902)
"THE BATTLE OF Cunaxa From the Anabasis, Boob I. viii. §§ 14-29. AT this time the barbarian army was evenly advancing, and the Hellenic division was still ..."
6. The first four books of Xenophon's Anabasis: with notes adapted to the by Xenophon, William Watson Goodwin, Morris Hicky Morgan, John Williams White (1894)
"The first book of the Anabasis gives an account of the ambitious young ruler from this time until his ill-fated death on the battle-field of Cunaxa. ..."
7. The History of Greece by William Mitford (1823)
"March of Cyrus to Babylonia : Battle of Cunaxa. PREPARATION being at length completed, and the SECT. advantageous season for action approaching, ..."
8. The History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1855)
"Battle of Cunaxa. named Silanus, had predicted that there would be no engagement within ten days. Cyrus had observed, that, if so, he should not have to ..."