Fourth Macedonian War

Fourth Macedonian War
Part of Macedonian Wars
Date150 BC - 148 BC
LocationMacedon
Casus
belli
the pretender Andriscus's usurpation of the Macedonian throne
ResultRoman victory
Territorial
changes
Macedon brought under roman rule
Combatants
Roman RepublicMacedon
Commanders
Caecilius MetellusAndriscus
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 Caecilius Metellus at the Battle of Pydna in 148 BC. Two years later Macedonia became a Roman province.

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The Macedonian and Seleucid wars were a series of conflicts fought by Rome during and after the second Punic war, in the eastern Mediterranean, the Adriatic, and the Aegean.
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2nd century BC - 1st century BC
180s BC  170s BC  160s BC - 150s BC - 140s BC  130s BC  120s BC 
153 BC 152 BC 151 BC - 150 BC - 149 BC 148 BC 147 BC

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2nd century BC - 1st century BC
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151 BC 150 BC 149 BC - 148 BC - 147 BC 146 BC 145 BC

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Casus belli is a modern Latin language expression meaning the justification for acts of war. Casus means "incident", "rupture" or indeed "case", while belli means "of war".
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Andriscus, also spelt Andriskos and often called the "pseudo-Philip", was ruler of Adramyttium, who claimed to be a son of Perseus, last king of Macedonia.

He occupied the throne for a year (149 BC-148 BC).
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Roman Republic was the phase of the ancient Roman civilization characterized by a republican form of government. The republican period began with the overthrow of the Monarchy c.
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Macedon or Macedonia (Greek Μακεδονία Makedonía
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The Caecilii Metelli were one of the most important and wealthiest families in the Roman Republic. They were nobles, although of plebeian, not of patrician stock. The Caecilii Metellii remained a political power within the state from 3rd century BC to the end of the Republic,
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Andriscus, also spelt Andriskos and often called the "pseudo-Philip", was ruler of Adramyttium, who claimed to be a son of Perseus, last king of Macedonia.

He occupied the throne for a year (149 BC-148 BC).
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Illyrian Wars of 229 BC and 219 BC, Rome overran the Illyrian settlements in the Neretva river valley and suppressed the piracy that had made the Adriatic unsafe for Italian commerce. There were two campaigns, the first against Teuta and the second against Demetrius of Pharos.
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The Macedonian and Seleucid wars were a series of conflicts fought by Rome during and after the second Punic war, in the eastern Mediterranean, the Adriatic, and the Aegean.
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Illyrian Wars of 229 BC and 219 BC, Rome overran the Illyrian settlements in the Neretva river valley and suppressed the piracy that had made the Adriatic unsafe for Italian commerce. There were two campaigns, the first against Teuta and the second against Demetrius of Pharos.
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First Macedonian War (214 BC - 205 BC) was fought by Rome, allied (after 211 BC) with the Aetolian League and Attalus I of Pergamon, against Philip V of Macedon, contemporaneously with the Second Punic War against Carthage.
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Second Macedonian War (200–196 BC) was fought between Macedon, led by Philip V of Macedon and Rome, allied with Pergamon and Rhodes.

Philip had long been interested in the Greek city states but as long as these states were allied with Rome he did not dare attack them.
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Third Macedonian War (171 BC - 168 BC) was a war fought between Rome and King Perseus of Macedon. In 179 BC King Philip V of Macedon died and his talented and ambitious son, Perseus, took his throne.
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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.
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2nd century BC - 1st century BC
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153 BC 152 BC 151 BC - 150 BC - 149 BC 148 BC 147 BC

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2nd century BC - 1st century BC
170s BC  160s BC  150s BC - 140s BC - 130s BC  120s BC  110s BC 
151 BC 150 BC 149 BC - 148 BC - 147 BC 146 BC 145 BC

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The Roman Empire is the name given to both the imperial domain developed by the city-state of Rome and also the corresponding phase of that civilization, characterized by an autocratic form of government. This article however is about the latter.
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Macedon or Macedonia (Greek Μακεδονία Makedonía
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Andriscus, also spelt Andriskos and often called the "pseudo-Philip", was ruler of Adramyttium, who claimed to be a son of Perseus, last king of Macedonia.

He occupied the throne for a year (149 BC-148 BC).
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Perseus (Greek Περσεύς) was the last king of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in Macedon created upon the death of Alexander the Great.
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Macedon (also known as Macedonia) was an ancient kingdom centred around the present-day region of Macedonia in northern Greece, and was inhabited by the Ancient Macedonians; at various points in its history the kingdom proper encompassed minor parts of the present-day
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Third Macedonian War (171 BC - 168 BC) was a war fought between Rome and King Perseus of Macedon. In 179 BC King Philip V of Macedon died and his talented and ambitious son, Perseus, took his throne.
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2nd century BC - 1st century BC
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171 BC 170 BC 169 BC - 168 BC - 167 BC 166 BC 165 BC

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The Caecilii Metelli were one of the most important and wealthiest families in the Roman Republic. They were nobles, although of plebeian, not of patrician stock. The Caecilii Metellii remained a political power within the state from 3rd century BC to the end of the Republic,
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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.
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2nd century BC - 1st century BC
170s BC  160s BC  150s BC - 140s BC - 130s BC  120s BC  110s BC 
151 BC 150 BC 149 BC - 148 BC - 147 BC 146 BC 145 BC

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Macedonia was officially established in 146 BC, after the Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus defeated Andriscus of Macedon in 148 BC, and after the four client republics ("tetrarchy") established by Rome in the region were dissolved.
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The military history of Greece is the history of the wars and battles of the Greek people in Greece, the Balkans and the Greek colonies in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea since classical antiquity.
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