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Granicus

[gruh-nahy-kuh s] /grəˈnaɪ kəs/
noun
1.
a river in NW Turkey, flowing N to the Sea of Marmara: battle 334 b.c. 45 miles (70 km) long.
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  • The people of Adrasteia occupied the Propontis, as far as the Granicus.

  • Alexander thought the Granicus less of an obstacle than Mount Ida.

    Alexander the Great

    Jacob Abbott
  • The name of the Persian general who commanded at the battle of the Granicus was Memnon.

    Alexander the Great

    Jacob Abbott
  • The opinion of my divinity assisted my arms and subdued all nations before me, from the Granicus to the Ganges.

    Dialogues of the Dead Lord Lyttelton
  • Frightful decadences followed; but the little casket which contained the "Thoughts" on the banks of the Granicus was saved.

  • His opinion was, however, overruled by the views of the other commanders, and the battle of the Granicus was the consequence.

    Alexander the Great

    Jacob Abbott
  • From his encampment on the Granicus Alexander turned to the southward, and moved along on the eastern shores of the Ægean Sea.

    Alexander the Great

    Jacob Abbott
  • In spite of the size of the Persian army, which was much larger than his own, Alexander won a complete victory at the Granicus.

    The Story of the Greeks

    H. A. Guerber
  • After the battle of the Granicus most of the Ionian cities submitted to the conqueror.

  • I find but little real fighting on horseback in all antiquity like that of Alexander the Great at the passage of the Granicus.

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
British Dictionary definitions for Granicus

Granicus

/ɡrəˈnaɪkəs/
noun
1.
an ancient river in NW Asia Minor where Alexander the Great won his first major battle against the Persians (334 bc)
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