Battle of Pteria

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The Battle of Pteria was fought between the armies of Lydia and the armies of Persia in 547 or 546 B.C. Cyrus the Great led the Persian army fighting a savage but indecisive winter battle. Croesus, who led the Lydian forces, withdrew across the Halys. This was a prelude to the Battle of Thymbra


Encyclopedia of Military History, Dupuy & Dupuy, 1979