Definition of Pydna

1. Noun. A major victory by the Romans over the Macedonians in 168 BC; resulted in the downfall of the ancient Macedonian kingdom.

Exact synonyms: Battle Of Pydna
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: Macedon, Macedonia, Makedonija



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pydna

Pushto
Pushtu
Pushtun
Puter
Putin
Putinism
Putonghua
Putrajaya
Putre
Putukwam
Puy-de-Dôme
Pway
Pycnanthemum
Pycnanthemum virginianum
Pycnogonida
Pydna
Pygmalion
Pygmy
Pygopodidae
Pygopus
Pygoscelis
Pygoscelis adeliae
Pyhrric
Pylodictus
Pylodictus olivaris
Pylos
Pynchon
Pynchonesque
Pyongyang
Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin

Literary usage of Pydna

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1. History of Greece by George Grote (1856)
"pydna was the first place besieged and captured. Several of its inhabitants, on the ground 1 Demosthenes, Philipp, ii. p. 71. s. 22. ..."

2. A History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1852)
"Cassander, having crossed the mountains, moved directly upon pydna. He drew a trench round it from shore to shore, and sent for ships, engines, ..."

3. A History of Rome: Amply Illustrated with Maps, Plans, and Engravings by Robert Fowler Leighton (1885)
"... Paullus defeated Perseus at pydna,2 and soon afterwards ... of pydna, moreover, makes the last occasion on which the senate still adhered to the state ..."

4. Lectures on the History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Fall of the by Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1849)
"He now drew up his array behind pydna, with a deep mountain torrent in his front; for through that narrow coast land, a number of deep torrents flow down ..."

5. Lectures on the History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Fall of the by Barthold Georg Niebuhr, Leonhard Schmitz (1849)
"He now drew up his army behind pydna, with a deep mountain torrent in his front; for through that narrow coast land, a number of deep torrents flow down ..."

6. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1888)
"He conquered from her not only pydna and other places for himself, ... We are told that pydna was betrayed to Philip by a party of traitors in the town ;2 ..."

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