Battle of Scarpheia

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The Battle of Scarpheia took place in 146 BC between forces of the Roman Republic led by Praetor Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus and an Achaean League force led by Critolaos of Megalopolis. The Romans were victorious.[1] John Frost, in his 1831 History of Ancient and Modern Greece noted that after their defeat, some of the Greeks "slew themselves, others fled wildly from their dwellings, without knowing or thinking whither to bend their steps. Some seized their fellows and delivered them to the Romans; some acted as sycophants and false accusers."[2]

Finally, in the Battle of Corinth, the Achaean League was defeated and Greece subjugated by the Romans.


  1. ^ Paterculus, (2011) p. 5.
  2. ^ Frost (1831) p. 310, quoting Polybius
  • Paterculus, Velleius; J. C. Yardley; Anthony A. Barrett (2011). The Roman History: From Romulus and the Foundation of Rome to the Reign of the Emperor Tiberius. Hackett Publishing. ISBN 1603847022.
  • Frost, John (1831). History of Ancient and Modern Greece. Lincoln and Edmands.