Phalanx vs Legion : Battle of Cynos Cephalae

The roman victory in the battle of Cynoscephalae ( 197 BC ) marked the end of the second macedonian war between Rome and Philip V, king of Macedon. The battle is considered one of the best examples of manipular roman legion superiority over the macedonian phalanx in terms of flexibility and combat maneuvering. The reconstruction of the battle is based on Polybius account from Histories,book 18 , 24-27.

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