Rome’s wars in the east I (214–129 BC)
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Through the 2nd cent. BC, Rome fought wars in Italy, in the west and then also in the east of the Mediterranean world. The year 168, in which the Romans finally defeated the Macedonians at Pydna, is generally seen as the culmination of Rome’s development into a world power – this was how P…

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Olshausen, E., “Rome’s wars in the east I (214–129 BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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