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(Placename) a town in ancient Macedonia: site of a major Roman victory over the Macedonians, resulting in the downfall of their kingdom (168 bc)
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(ˈpɪd nə)

a town in ancient Macedonia, W of the Gulf of Salonika: decisive Roman victory over the Macedonians 186 B.C.
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Noun1.Pydna - a major victory by the Romans over the Macedonians in 168 BC; resulted in the downfall of the ancient Macedonian kingdom
Macedon, Makedonija, Macedonia - the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
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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.
had been marked by a series of innovations and experiments relating to flexibility of maneuver on the battlefield, often deliberately targeting the organizational complexity of the losing side, as for example in the defeat of the Greek phalanxes at Pydna in 168 B.
It begins in 168 BC with the Roman triumph over the Macedonian army at Pydna, endorsed with their sack of Corinth 22 years later.
Lucius Aemilius Paulus Macedonicus (229-160 a.C.): general romano, pai de Cipiao, o Africano, lutou contra os lusitanos (191-189) e venceu a decisiva batalha de Pydna na Terceira Guerra Macedonica.
(5) In 168 BCE, Aemilius and his army had arrived at Pydna in Macedon, anticipating battle between themselves and the troops of King Perseus.
Ayrault-Dodge, Theodore (1995), Hannibal: A History of the Art of War among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pydna, 168 B.C., Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press.
The topics include Apollo arrives at Samothrace, the Hall of Choral Dancers and its frieze, a new ceiling for the hieron in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace, the victory of Samothrace and the aftermath of the Battle of Pydna, an inscription on Roman Samothrace, the conservation program in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, and Homer in Florina.
42: Which once-great monarchy was finally overthrown by the Romans after the battle Pydna in 168 BC?