battle of Cunaxa


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Noun1.battle of Cunaxa - battle in 401 BC when the Artaxerxes II defeated his younger brother who tried to usurp the thronebattle of Cunaxa - battle in 401 BC when the Artaxerxes II defeated his younger brother who tried to usurp the throne
Babylonia, Chaldaea, Chaldea - an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
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But after moving inland and fighting the Battle of Cunaxa, the Greek army, led by Xenophon, an officer and writer who accompanied the mercenaries and then recorded their trials in the famous work The Anabasis, finds itself stranded--and begins a dangerous journey through enemy territory in Kurdistan and the Armenian mountains during winter to return home by way of the Black Sea.
1-4), Artaxerxes II subjected a Persian soldier to the ordeal of the troughs for revealing how Cyrus the Younger died in the battle of Cunaxa.
9) Following the battle of Cunaxa, where Cyrus was killed by the forces of his older brother Antaxerxes II, the real journey of the Greeks began, as their worst fears were realized with the death of their sponsor.