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  1. an ancient town in Babylonia, near the Euphrates: famous battle between Cyrus the Younger and Artaxerxes II in 401 b.c.
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Historical Examples of cunaxa

  • At Cunaxa, however, the Persian did get behind the Greek camp.



  • The battle of Cunaxa, in which Cyrus fell, was fought on Sept. 3d.


    Alfred John Church

  • Artaxerxes is on horseback in the battle of Cunaxa; Plutarch, "Artax."

  • This was after the battle of Cunaxa, where the younger Cyrus was defeated and slain.

    Stories of Great Men

    Faye Huntington

  • His generalship failed signally at the battle of Cunaxa, for the loss of which he is far more to be blamed than Clearchus.

British Dictionary definitions for cunaxa


  1. the site near the lower Euphrates where Artaxerxes II defeated Cyrus the Younger in 401 bc
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