Around 200 B.C., Rome first became involved in the affairs of Greece, when 2 of its allies Pergamum and Rhodes, who had been fighting in Philip in the Cretan War, appealed to the Romans for help. In response to this appeal Romans sent an army to Greece and attacked Macedon which became known as the Second Macedonian War.It ended when the Romans and their allies defeated Philip at the Battle of Cynoscephalae. The treaty's terms forced Philip to pay a war indemnity and becoming a Roman ally. Rome then occupied some areas of Greece. This caused the Roman-Syrian war and Romans defeated them at the battle.