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[gruh-nahy-kuh s]
  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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Historical Examples of granicus

  • The people of Adrasteia occupied the Propontis, as far as the Granicus.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3)


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

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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for granicus


  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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