The year 401 B.C.

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October, 5, 401 B.C.:
Battle Of Cunaxa


Cyrus the Younger decided to revolt against his brother Artaxerxes 2 Mnemon. Cyrus was Satrap of Lydia, Cappadocia and Phrygia and chief commander of Asia Minor. It's possible that queen Parysatis was behind this event. On Oct, 5, 401 BC, Cyrus reached Cunaxa 70 km north of Babylon with some 30,000 ... Read Full Article:

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