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 and eyewitness.

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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 and eyewitness. (en)
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  • Tactical draw
  • Strategic victory for Artaxerxes II
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  • Retreat of the Ten Thousand, at the Battle of Cunaxa. Jean Adrien Guignet. (en)
  • Location of the Battle of Cunaxa. (en)
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  • Minimal, death of Cyrus (en)
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