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196BC "Roman Army Helps to Free Greeks From Rule by Macedonia"
- The King of Macedonia is Philip V.
- His forces are defeated by the Romans at the battle of
Cynoscephalae, and he is forced to accept all conditions
insisted upon by the consul Plamininus in exchange for peace.
- Macedonia is stripped of its possessions in European Greece and Asia Minor (Anatolia).
- Ends three years of fighting between Rome and Macedonia in Illyria.
- "There are celebrations at the Isthmian Games as a decree is issued declaring freedom and autonomy for the Greeks after the defeat of the Macedonians by Rome." (p.143)
- Perseus succeeds father, Philip V, as King of Macedonia.
- "Macedonia surrenders to the Romans after its defeat at the battle of Pydna, which saw 20,000 Macedonians dead...The empire
of Alexander has finally disintegrated." (p.144)
- Macedonia becomes a Roman province.
- Following the defeat of the Macedonians in 168BC, the Romans
divided Macedonia into four closely supervised federations.
The previous quotations are from:
Mercer, Derrick, et al., Chronicle of the World, London,
Dorling Kindersley Limited, 1996
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