Cynoscephalae


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Related to Cynoscephalae: Pydna, Pharsalus, Cynocephali

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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Cole then examines six key battles in which legion battled phalanx: Heraclea (280 BC), Asculum (279 BC), Beneventum (275 BC), Cynoscephalae (197 BC), Magnesia (190 BC), and Pydna (168 BC)--battles that determined the fate of the ancient world.
438 BC) was the great lyric poet of ancient Greece, born at Cynoscephalae: he called Agrigento "the most mortal of cities".