Cynoscephalae


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Cyn·os·ceph·a·lae

 (sĭn′ə-sĕf′ə-lē, sī′nə-)
Two hills of southeast Thessaly in northeast Greece. They were the site of a battle between the Theban and Thessalian armies in 364 bc and of a Roman victory over the Macedonian forces of Philip V in 197 bc.
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Noun1.Cynoscephalae - the fields in Thessaly where in 197 BC the Romans defeated the Macedonians
Thessalia, Thessaly - a fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece; Thessaly was a former region of ancient Greece
2.Cynoscephalae - the battle that ended the second Macedonian War (197 BC); the Romans defeated Philip V who lost his control of Greece
Thessalia, Thessaly - a fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece; Thessaly was a former region of ancient Greece
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In the larger perspective, it appears that Cynoscephalae and Magnesia by simplifying and therefore rigidifying the political arrangements in the Mediterranean created a situation of increased intolerance to sovereignty, to independent movement and initiative and therefore of increasing instability.
Some of those have remained in my mind like a kind of dangling reference: the sentence "Cynoscephalae, ladies, sigh no tom-moore" (35), where allusion is made to (a) "dog-headed Irish slips" two lines higher, (b) the battle of Cynoscephalae, (c) "Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more" from Much Ado about Nothing, and (d) Thomas Moore, the author of patriotic Irish songs, cannot be given (or at least I have not so far been able to give it) an equivalent in French, and so it stands today: "Cynocephales, Mesdames, sinon ce falot tom-moore.
But the supremacy of the phalanx did not long survive his death; and the battles of Cynoscephalae (198) and Pydna (168) showed how hopelessly it was outclassed against more mobile adversaries.