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The Battle of Cunaxa was fought in 401 BC between Cyrus the Younger and his elder brother Arsaces, who had inherited the Persian throne as Artaxerxes II in 404 BC. The great battle of the revolt of Cyrus took place 70 km north of Babylon, at Cunaxa (Greek: Κούναξα), on the left bank of the Euphrates. The main source is Xenophon, a Greek soldier who participated in the fighting.

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  • The Battle of Cunaxa was fought in 401 BC between Cyrus the Younger and his elder brother Arsaces, who had inherited the Persian throne as Artaxerxes II in 404 BC. The great battle of the revolt of Cyrus took place 70 km north of Babylon, at Cunaxa (Greek: Κούναξα), on the left bank of the Euphrates. The main source is Xenophon, a Greek soldier who participated in the fighting.
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  • The Battle of Cunaxa was fought in 401 BC between Cyrus the Younger and his elder brother Arsaces, who had inherited the Persian throne as Artaxerxes II in 404 BC. The great battle of the revolt of Cyrus took place 70 km north of Babylon, at Cunaxa (Greek: Κούναξα), on the left bank of the Euphrates. The main source is Xenophon, a Greek soldier who participated in the fighting.
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  • Minimal, death of Cyrus
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  • 30pxAchaemenid Empire
  • Cyrus the Younger
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  • *Strategic victory for Artaxerxes II
  • *Tactical draw
  • *Thousands of Greek mercenaries march home against opposition
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  • 1,000Paphlagoniancavalry
  • 40,000
  • 600 bodyguard cavalry
  • Large force of Persian soldiers
  • 2,500 mercenary light infantry andpeltasts
  • 20scythed chariots
  • 700 Spartan hoplites
  • 10,400 mercenary Greekhoplites
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