Granicus
geographical name — see Kocabas

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • GRANICUS — Bithyniae fluv. pugnâ, quae inter Persas et Alexandrum fuit, nobilis: in qua sexcenta milia hominum Persarum caesa, fugataqueve sunt ab Alexandri exercitu non maiori 30. milibus peditum, et equitum milibus quatuor et quingentis. Non procul est a… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Granicus — [grə nī′kəs] river in ancient Mysia (W Asia Minor): site of a battle (334 B.C. ) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians …   English World dictionary

  • Granicus — noun the battle in which Alexander won his first major victory against the Persians (334 BC) • Syn: ↑Battle of Granicus River • Regions: ↑Asia Minor, ↑Anatolia • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pitched battle * * * /greuh nuy keuhs/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Granicus — /greuh nuy keuhs/, n. a river in NW Turkey, flowing N to the Sea of Marmara: battle 334 B.C. 45 mi. (70 km) long. * * * …   Universalium

  • Granicus — /grəˈnaɪkəs/ (say gruh nuykuhs) noun an ancient river in north western Asia Minor; the site of Alexander s first major battle with the Persians (334 BC) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Granicus (band) — Granicus was a short lived band from the early 1970s who played a style of hard rock similar to Led Zeppelin.Granicus hailed from Cleveland, Ohio, and were signed to RCA in 1973. They released a single, self titled album before calling it quits.… …   Wikipedia

  • Granicus, Battle of the — (334 BC) First victory won by Alexander the Great in his invasion of the Persian empire. Against heavy odds at the Granicus River, Alexander s army defeated the Persians under Darius III, who fled. Alexander himself charged the Persian generals,… …   Universalium

  • Battle of the Granicus — Infobox Military Conflict caption=The Battle of the Granicus River conflict=Battle of the Granicus partof=the Wars of Alexander the Great date=May, 334 BC place=Granicus River (Modern day Biga Çayı ), Turkey result=Macedonian victory.… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Granicus River — noun the battle in which Alexander won his first major victory against the Persians (334 BC) • Syn: ↑Granicus • Regions: ↑Asia Minor, ↑Anatolia • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pitched battle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Biga Çayı — Granicus redirects here. For the American rock band of the same name, see Granicus (band). Infobox River TR caption = N/A origin = Kaz Dağı mouth = Sea of Marmara basin countries = N/A length = 80 km elevation = N/A mouth elevation = N/A… …   Wikipedia

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