Ancient Siege Warfare: Persians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans 546-146 BC by Duncan B CampbellAncient Siege Warfare: Persians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans 546-146 BC by Duncan B Campbell

Ancient Siege Warfare: Persians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans 546-146 BC

byDuncan B CampbellIllustratorAdam Hook

Paperback | January 1, 2005

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Sieges played a central role in many conflicts of the ancient world and generals, including Darius, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Scipio Africanus successfully used siegecraft to gain their objectives. As siege tactics became integral to success in war, generals employed the minds of engineers and scientists to develop tactics which ranged from penetrating the defences or blockading the city through to tricks and deception. This fascinating study tracks developments in siege warfare from Ancient Persia in the 6th century BC through to the Roman sieges of the second century BC, describing the range of equipment and techniques which evolved during this period.
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 Scot...
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Title:Ancient Siege Warfare: Persians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans 546-146 BCFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.7 × 7.22 × 0.13 inPublished:January 1, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781841767703

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Siege Warfare of the Achaemenid Persians · Siege Warfare in Classical Greece · Siege Warfare in the time of Dionysius I · Macedonian Siege Warfare · Hellenistic Siege Warfare · Siege Warfare during the Roman Republic · Epilogue · Further Reading · Plate commentary