Phalanx vs Legion: Battle of Cynoscephalae

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Arienne King
by Syntagma
published on 04 October 2019

The Roman victory in the Battle of Cynoscephalae ( 197 BC ) marked the end of the Second Macedonian War between Rome and Philip V, king of Macedon. The battle is considered one of the best examples of manipular Roman legion superiority over the Macedonian phalanx in terms of flexibility and combat maneuvering. The reconstruction of the battle is based on Polybius account from Histories,book 18 , 24-27.

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Syntagma. (2019, October 04). Phalanx vs Legion: Battle of Cynoscephalae. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1830/phalanx-vs-legion-battle-of-cynoscephalae/

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Syntagma. "Phalanx vs Legion: Battle of Cynoscephalae." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 04, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1830/phalanx-vs-legion-battle-of-cynoscephalae/.

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Syntagma. "Phalanx vs Legion: Battle of Cynoscephalae." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Oct 2019. Web. 23 Jul 2024.

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