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Why was Rome forced to make peace with Macedonia during the First Macedonian War?
Rome's army was busy fighting against Hannibal and could not battle Philip V.
The Roman army needed a fresh supply of weapons and soldiers.
Rome's army was busy fighting against Philip V and could not battle Hannibal.
- Gray BoldLv 71 month ago
During the Second Punic War, Philip V of Macedon allied himself with Hannibal. Fearing possible reinforcement of Hannibal by Macedon, the senate dispatched a praetor with forces across the Adriatic. Roman maniples (aided by allies from the Aetolian League and Pergamon after 211 BC) did little more than skirmish with Macedonian forces and seize minor territory along the Adriatic coastline in order to "combat piracy". Rome's interest was not in conquest, but in keeping Macedon busy while Rome was fighting Hannibal.