Battle of Pydna (148 BC)

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Battle of Pydna (148 BC)
Part of the Fourth Macedonian War
Date148 BC
Near ancient Pydna
Result Decisive Roman victory
Roman conquest of Macedon completed
Vexilloid of the Roman Empire.svgRome Vergina Sun - Golden Larnax.pngPopular uprising in Macedon
Commanders and leaders
Vexilloid of the Roman Empire.svgQuintus Caecilius Metellus Vergina Sun - Golden Larnax.pngAndriscus

The Battle of Pydna was fought in 148 BC between Rome and the forces of the Macedonian leader Andriscus. The Roman force was led by Quintus Caecilius Metellus, and was the winner of this engagement; the result of the battle played an important role in deciding the outcome of the Fourth Macedonian War. This battle annihilated the last military-political force of Macedon.

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