Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC–AD 363

Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC–AD 363

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  • Author: Duncan B Campbell
  • Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • Short code: NVG 89
  • Publication Date: 21 Nov 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841766348
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

Dr Duncan B Campbell is a specialist in ancient Greek and Roman warfare. He published his first paper in 1984 as an undergraduate at Glasgow University and produced a complete re-assessment of Roman siegecraft for his PhD. Over the years his work has appeared in several international journals. He lives near the Antonine Wall in Scotland with his wife and son.Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Since 1972, he has worked as a freelance illustrator on a variety of subjects including natural history, architecture and technical cutaways. Some of his recently illustrated books have been published in over 30 countries. Brian lives and works in Oxfordshire.

Contents

INTRODUCTION THE ARROW-FIRING CATAPULT OF THE GREEKS THE STONE-PROJECTING CATAPULT OF THE GREEKS ROMAN ARTILLERY: THE REPUBLIC AND EARLY EMPIRE THE ROMAN ARTILLERY REVOLUTION CONCLUSION

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