Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363

Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363

by Brian Delf
     
 

The catapult (katapeltikon) was invented under the patronage of Dionysius I, tyrant of Syracuse, in the 4th century bc. At first only the arrow-firing variant was used, and it was not until the reign of Alexander the Great that stone-projecting catapults were introduced. The Romans adopted these weapons during the Punic Wars and further developed them, before

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The catapult (katapeltikon) was invented under the patronage of Dionysius I, tyrant of Syracuse, in the 4th century bc. At first only the arrow-firing variant was used, and it was not until the reign of Alexander the Great that stone-projecting catapults were introduced. The Romans adopted these weapons during the Punic Wars and further developed them, before introducing the new arrow-firing ballista and stone-throwing onager. This title traces the often controversial design, development and construction of these weapons throughout the history of the classical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841766348
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
New Vanguard
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
915,638
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

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