Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC - AD 363
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Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC - AD 363

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ISBN-13:
9781841766348
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
19.11.2003
Seiten:
48
Autor:
Duncan B. Campbell
Gewicht:
172 g
Format:
248x186x4 mm
Serie:
New Vanguard
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The catapult (katapeltikon) was developed around 400 BC by engineers and craftsmen assembled by Dionysius I of Syracuse. This work describes the development and operational use of siege artillery throughout the classical period.
Introduction - The arrow-firing catapult - The stone-projecting catapult - The use of the catapult - Roman artillery - Colour plate commentary
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.