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Granicus
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(Γράνικος; Gránikos). River in Asia Minor which has its source in the Ida mountains (Kaz Dağları) and flows through the Troad along the Mysian border. North of Biga (where the river is known today as Biga Çayı) it flows into the Propontis. It is famous for the battle which Alexander the Great won here against the Persian satrap Memnon in summer 334 BC. The site of the battle is sought today not far from Biga, near the road from Zelia to Lampsacus.

Bibliography

1 L. Bürchner, s.v. G. 3), RE 7, 1814f.

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Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster), “Granicus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e427330>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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