Siege Warfare in the Roman World

146 BC–AD 378

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Siege Warfare in the Roman World

146 BC–AD 378

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Osprey's study of various sieges in Rome, from 146 BC to 378 AD. Sieges were often pivotal in Rome's wars, including its conflicts with the Macedonians and Carthaginians in the 2nd century BC; the civil wars of the Republic; and the late Roman wars against the Sassanid Persians, who, alone amongst Rome's adversaries, were equally skilled in siegecraft. This book discusses the siege techniques employed by Roman armies and their opponents throughout the Republic and Empire. It shows that although the 1st century AD has long been considered the golden age of siegecraft, followed by a decline, new and effective siege techniques were in fact used in the following centuries.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Siegecraft in the early first century BC · Siegecraft in the later first century BC · Siegecraft in the early Roman empire · Siegecraft in the middle Roman empire · Siegecraft in the later Roman empire · Conclusion

Product details

Published May 08 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841767826
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 42 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 126
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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