Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363 by Duncan B CampbellGreek and Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363 by Duncan B Campbell

Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363

byDuncan B CampbellIllustratorBrian Delf

Paperback | November 21, 2003

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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.
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 Scotlan...
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Title:Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.71 × 7.21 × 0.1 inPublished:November 21, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841766348

ISBN - 13:9781841766348

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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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