battle of Cunaxa

battle of Cunaxa
noun
battle in 401 BC when the Artaxerxes II defeated his younger brother who tried to usurp the throne
Syn: ↑Cunaxa
Regions: ↑Babylonia, ↑Chaldaea, ↑Chaldea
Instance Hypernyms: ↑pitched battle

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  • Cunaxa, Battle of — ▪ Middle Eastern history       (401 BC), battle fought between Cyrus The Younger, satrap of Anatolia, and his brother Artaxerxes II over the Achaemenian throne. Attempting to overthrow Artaxerxes, Cyrus massed his forces and marched inland from… …   Universalium

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