Fourth Macedonian War


Fourth Macedonian War

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Fourth Macedonian War
partof=Macedonian Wars


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date=150 BC - 148 BC
place=Macedon
casus=the pretender Andriscus's usurpation of the Macedonian throne
territory=Macedon brought under Roman rule
result=Roman victory
combatant1=Roman Republic
combatant2=Macedon
commander1=Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus
commander2=Andriscus
strength1=
strength2=
casualties1=
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The Fourth Macedonian War (150 BC - 148 BC) was the final war between Rome and Macedon. It came about as a result of the pretender Andriscus's usurpation of the Macedonian throne, pretending to be the son of Perseus, the last King of Macedon, deposed by the Romans after the Third Macedonian War in 168 BC. Andriscus, after some early successes, was eventually defeated by the Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus at the Battle of Pydna in 148 BC. Two years later Macedonia became a Roman province.

ee also

*Military history of Greece


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