197 B.C. Cynoscephalae - Legion vs. Phalanx

197 B.C. Cynoscephalae - Legion vs. Phalanx

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S1 E5: In 197 B.C., two rival military systems clashed. Learn about the forces of Philip V of Macedon, with their phalanx system; the legacy of Alexander; and the up-and-coming Romans with their "manipular" army based in flexible subunits of soldiers. Assess the far-reaching effects of the battle and its consequences for world history.