Decisive Battles – Cynoscephalae (Rome vs Macedon)

This is Cynoscephalae, near the modern town of Larissa in central Greece. In 197BC Phillip V of Macedon fought a fierce battle, here, against a Roman army that was determined to destroy him. The stakes were high, both Rome and Macedon were fighting for control of Greece. If Rome won, she would rule the entire Mediterranean world; but Cynoscephalae was not just a battle between two military powers, it was a battle between two ways of fighting. Between the old way of the Greeks and the new way of Rome.

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