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Macedonian Wars

Macedonian Wars
 Macedonian Wars
After the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC the Macedonian Empire was divided into numerous states by the late 3rd century BC there were the kingdoms of Egypt Macedonia the Seleucids methania and Pergamon amongst many others also many independent Greek states United and joined either the pirate League the Italian league or the Achaean League as they fought amongst each other the Romans had United a lot of the Italian peninsula and became a strong power after the First Punic War, they had also expanded into Illyria on the border of Macedonia in 218 BC the Second Punic War erupted and King Philip v of Macedon heard of Hannibal's victories and hope to take advantage of the situation he was already at war with the Italian league but he quickly made peace and then formed an alliance with the Carthaginians now a war with Rome in 214 BC he landed troops in Illyria and lay siege to the city of Apollonia the Romans quickly sent in reinforcements - Illyria at forcing Philip to burn his weak fleet and retreat to Macedonia however, the Romans land forces were preoccupied with the Carthaginians so the Macedonians pushed on to Illyria on land so the Romans made an alliance with Philips old rivals the Italian league and Pergamon this new alliance successfully kept Philip busy over the next few years but the Macedonians did manage to knock the Italians out of the war in 206 BC however this was just before Hannibal left Italy so Roman Macedon agreed to a peace ended the first Macedon war in a bit of a stalemate but Philip was now prevented from expanding West so he looked to push south and started the Cretan war against Rhodes then in 202 BC Philip in Antiochus the third of the Seleucids entered into an alliance with the intention of devising a weak
Macedonian Wars
 Macedonian Wars
 Egypt between themselves also around the same time Pergamon and Athens joined in the Cretan war against Philip and sent diplomats to Rome asking for help the Romans demanded that the Macedonian stopped the campaigning but Philip ignore them and invaded Athenian etiquette thus starting the second Macedonian war in 200 BC the atonium League agreed to support room but it wasn't until 198 BC when Titus Quintus Flaminius took control of the army that the Romans really started to make real gains thousands of Romans were shipped to Greece and met the Macedonians at sea no surf a light in 197 BC the Romans managed to outmaneuver the Sidonians Fallon says and defeated them freeing up their path through Macedonia so Philip sued for peace he was forced to become a Roman ally and had to give up all claims on the Greek states which effectively put them under the protection of Rome shortly after this piece was made Roman her new Macedonian Ally decisively beat the Seleucids who challenged Roman expansion in the region but Philip died in 179 BC and he was replaced by his son Perseus Perseus hoped to restore the power of Macedon so formed alliances with Rome's rivals and the II pirate Blake the king of Pergamon grew suspicious of his actions and appealed to the Romans to interfere the Romans eventually stepped in in 171 bc starting the third Macedon war but the Romans were quickly defeated at the Battle of clinicas this defeat was blamed on their Greek allies for not providing enough support so over the next couple of years Greek towns were sacked for retribution meanwhile, Perseus formed an alliance with the Illyrian king sent ears who declared war on Rome in 169 BC starting the third Illyrian war but in 168 BC the new consul of Rome Paulus Macedon ACCA's reinforced and reorganized the Roman armies in Greece this new army at the Battle of Pea dinner crushed the Macedonian phalanx is once again ending Macedonia's chances of a victory the Romans then pushed through and crushed the illyrians and the pirate
Macedonian Wars
 Macedonian Wars
League by now the Romans could no longer trust the Macedonian kingdoms divided the kingdom into separate client states of Rome and the next territory and Illyria and deep iris the situation remains somewhat peaceful over the next decade but in 150 BC the man was called at risk as claimed to be the son of the deposed King Perseus and sought to claim Macedonia's independence he gathered an army from Thrace marched into Macedonia in 149 BC and proclaimed himself king but the Romans who were also fighting the Carthaginians in the Third Punic War were quick to respond they crushed  the uprising in 148 BC 
Macedonian Wars
 Macedonian Wars

and Macedonia was fully an Ecstacy Roman province Rome was now the dominant power in the region and after the Achaean war erupted a couple of years later they would continue to expand further south

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