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End of Greek and Macedonian phalanx

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Phalanx in graphics
Phalanx in graphics | Photo: Bronti

The end of the Greek and Macedonian phalanxes brought clashes with Roman legions fighting in a more flexible manipular formation. The defeats of the Hellenistic armies at Cynoscephalae (197 BCE), Magnesia (190 BCE) and Pydna (168 BCE) ended the centuries-old reign of the phalanx on the fields of an ancient battle.

The Roman military system was to become a model forever.

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