Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC–AD 363

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Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC–AD 363

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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.

Table of 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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Published 21 Nov 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841766348
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 41 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 89
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Brian Delf

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