from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Two hills of southeast Thessaly in northeast Greece. The Theban general Pelopidas was killed in battle here (364 B.C.). Later (197) the Roman general Flaminius decisively defeated Philip V of Macedon at Cynoscephalae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the battle that ended the second Macedonian War (197 BC); the Romans defeated King Philip of Macedon.

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  • n. the fields in Thessaly where in 197 BC the Romans defeated the Macedonians
  • n. the battle that ended the second Macedonian War (197 BC); the Romans defeated Philip V who lost his control of Greece


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  • When they had surmounted the range of hills called Cynoscephalae, where they left a strong force of infantry and cavalry in occupation, they formed their camp.

    The History of Rome, Vol. V

  • Presently he reached Thespiae, and that was the base for an advance upon Cynoscephalae, where he encamped on Theban territory.


  • I haven't posted on here for ages but I am starting to feel that once I have the last Greeks finished for Cynoscephalae then I won't want to paint another Ancient for months.

    Command Group

  • Between the two armies lay some steep high hills about Cynoscephalae, which both parties endeavored to take by their foot.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • It appears further that the passage of the Amazons through Thessaly was not without opposition, for there are yet shown many tombs of them near Scotussa and Cynoscephalae.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • T. Quinctius Flamininus, supported by both the Aetolian and Achaean Leagues, finally (197) defeated Philip at Cynoscephalae in Thessaly and forced him to make peace (196) on the following terms: surrender of all cities in Greece; payment of 1,000 talents in 10 years; reduction of his navy to five ships; promise not to declare war without permission of Rome.

    d. Conquest of the Mediterranean

  • When Philip refused to keep the peace, many Greek states joined Rome (200┬ľ198), and Flamininus defeated Philip at Cynoscephalae (197) and proclaimed the freedom of Greece at the Isthmian Games (196).


  • The Thebans defeated Alexander, the tyrant of Pherae, in the Battle of Cynoscephalae but their commander, Pelopidas, was killed in action.

    g. The Theban Hegemony

  • [19] An allusion to the battle of _Cynoscephalae_, which subjected

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

  • It was there that Philip V, King of Macedonia, signed in 197 B.C. a shameful treaty with the Romans after his defeat at Cynoscephalae, and it was there also that Antiochus III, the Great, won a great victory, 192

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy


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