Greece was not a single state at thet time, and the growth of the roman influence in the peninsula continued for a long period of time. In 214 B.C.E. there was the first operation of the Roman army in the southern balcanic peninsula (Illira) and in 146 B.C.E. the kingdom of Macedonia was completely defeated, along with a league of greek cities. This brought the greater part of Greece under roman direct administration.