The Battle of Cynoscephalae by pallin. C This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale. Rome had become the dominant world power. Third Servile War (73 - 71 BC) The Battle of Cynoscephalae (Greek: Μάχη τῶν Κυνὸς Κεφαλῶν) was an encounter battle fought in Thessaly in 197 BC between the Roman army, led by Titus Quinctius Flamininus, and the Antigonid dynasty of Macedon, led by Philip V. The Battle of Cynoscephalae (197 BC) Following the defeat of Hannibal and Rome’s victory in the Second Punic War, the new dominant power in the Western Mediterranean had turned their gaze eastward, to mainland Greece and the Hellenistic kingdom of Macedon. Generals. The Battle of Cynoscephalae (197 BC) In this battle the Roman Legion under Titus Flamininus soundly defeated the Macedonian Army led by Philip V. This battle was important because the successors of Greek leader Alexander the Great had now been defeated. The two armies were marching on opposite sides of a ridgeline and met unexpectedly in the early morning mist. The Battle of Cynoscephalae, fought in 197 B.C., ended the second of Rome’s four Macedonian Wars, securing a place in history for the Roman consul Titus Quinctius Flamininus, checking the power of the Antigonid King Philip V, and imposing a brutal peace that laid the groundwork for the Third Macedonian War against Philip’s son Perseus. Battle of Cynoscephalae. For the later, and better-known battle fought here, see Battle of Cynoscephalae.. At the Battle of Cynoscephalae (364 BC), the Theban forces of Pelopidas fought against the Thessalian troops of Alexander of Pherae in a battle in which Pelopidas was killed; nevertheless, the Thebans won. The Battle of Cynoscephalae was fought in 197 BCE between two powers of the Mediterranean but, more importantly, between two different types of military formations, the Greek phalanx versus the Roman maniple. Still, the hilly Greek terrain at Cynoscephalae did favor the legion. Page 1 of 1 - About 6 essays. The Battle of Cynoscephalae was part of the Second Macedonian War, which began in 200 BCE. The next year, the Theban general Epaminondas avenged Pelopidas' death by a victory over Alexander. The Macedonian right reached the top of the pass before the Romans. Causes Of Alexander The Great 1459 Words | 6 Pages. The Battle of Cynoscephalae (Greek: Μάχη τῶν Κυνὸς Κεφαλῶν) was an encounter battle fought in Thessaly in 197 BC between the Roman army, led by Titus Quinctius Flamininus, and the Antigonid dynasty of Macedon, led by Philip V. The general on the Roman side was Titus Quinctius Flaminius. Finally becoming consul in 198 BC, Flaminius was underage for the position. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Classical Greece and Rome, a group of contributors interested in Wikipedia's articles on classics.If you would like to join the WikiProject or learn how to contribute, please see our project page.If you need assistance from a classicist, please see our talk page. After that he slowly ascended the cursus honorum. As more units were drawn into the fight for the high ground, a general engagement began. Cynoscephalae - Romans vs. Macedonians. Born in 228 BC, he had been a military tribune in the Second Punic War. A messy encounter battle then developed unexpectedly at Cynoscephalae when Macedonian and Roman detachments clashed in the mist on the heights overlooking a pass between the main armies. The battle would be won by the superior tactical system, not weight of numbers. The Empire of Alexander lived on past the death of its founder, but soon fragmented into numerous smaller kingdoms ruled by his generals. 2. 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