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  • n. the battle in which Alexander won his first major victory against the Persians (334 BC)

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Examples

  • Atizyes, former satrap of Phrygia, died defending his lord, as did Rheomithres, who had fought bravely at the Granicus, along with Sabaces, satrap of Egypt.

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  • They had heard of the fate of their comrades at the Granicus and were determined to sell their lives dearly.

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  • The Granicus River rises in the mountains beyond Troy and flows north across the coastal plain into the sea.

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  • The Persian satrap of Cilicia was Arsames, who had been present at the conference before the battle of the Granicus, at which Memnon had advised a scorched-earth policy to hinder the Macedonians.

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  • He fought at the Granicus and held Alexander back at Halicarnassus before eventually withdrawing to continue the war in the Aegean.

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  • From the Granicus, Alexander marched south along ancient pathways through the mountains to the city of Sardis.

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  • Do you remember how we beat the Triballi on the way to the Danube and how we crushed the Persians at the Granicus, then at Issus and Gaugamela?

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  • Granicus: Modern Kocabas River in northwest Turkey, where Alexander won his first great battle against the Persians in 334.

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  • Trailing behind was a delegation from Athens that had journeyed all the way from Greece to ask the king for clemency on behalf of the Athenian mercenaries captured months earlier at the battle on the Granicus River.

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  • Parmenion moved in from the left and the infantry pushed forward into the Granicus, holding their long spears as best they could.

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