Canal March

The battle of Pidna (168 B.C.). Rome and Macedonia, two giants facing each other.

Fernando Quesada Sanz

Pidna was the last stronghold of resistance to the conquest of the Mediterranean by the "expansive and increasingly imperialistic Roman Republic". The battle that took place there in 168 B.C. was decisive from a military and political perspective. By defeating the Macedonian army of the Hellenistic states that were heirs to Alexander's Empire, Rome took another step towards its hegemony in the Mediterranean. Fernando Quesada Sanz, Professor of Archaeology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, addresses in this conference the background and historical context of this battle, as well as issues related to the armies, their weapons systems and archaeological and written sources, among others. 

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