Definition of Granicus
1. Noun. The battle in which Alexander won his first major victory against the Persians (334 BC).
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: Anatolia, Asia Minor
Lexicographical Neighbors of Granicus
Literary usage of Granicus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Canadas in 1841 by Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1841)
"THE ISLAND OF ANTICOSTI, AND WRECK OF THE granicus. ... of the granicus—English Cannibals—Light-house Bay— Lieutenant Harvey and his Family—Life in the ..."
2. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"SECTION III.—ALEXANDER SETS OUT AGAINST THE PERSIANS. OBTAINS A FAMOUS VICTORY AT THE RIVER granicus. ALEXANDER, on his arrival in his kingdom, ..."
3. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest, with by William Smith, George Washington Greene (1883)
"Battle of the granicus. §9. Alexander overruns Asia Minor. The Gordian knot § 10. March through Cilicia. Battle of Issus. Victory. §11. ..."
4. The History of the World.: In Five Books. Viz. Treating of the Beginning and by Walter Ralegh (1820)
"Of things foliowing the battle of granicus. THE winning of this passage di.'l greatly encourage the Macedonians, and brought such terror upon all those of ..."
5. A History of the Ancient Working People: From the Earliest Known Period to by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1889)
"... Destruction of the Seceders, granicus and Castus—Obstinate Fighting—Spartacus arrives and checks the Carnage—Pe- telia ..."
6. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt by Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Birch, William Oldys (1829)
"Hi>>,- Alexander, passing into Asia, fought with the Persians upon the river of granicus. WHEN all was now quieted at home, Alexander, committing to the ..."