Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC - AD 363
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BeschreibungThe 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.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction - The arrow-firing catapult - The stone-projecting catapult - The use of the catapult - Roman artillery - Colour plate commentary
PortraitDuncan B Campbell is a Roman military specialist currently finishing a PhD on Roman siegecraft. He has been published widely in international journals (e.g., Bonner Jahrbucher, Britannia, Historia, Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik), and is a contributor to Robin Cross's Guinness Encyclopedia of Warfare. Duncan 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 thirty countries. Brian lives and works in Oxfordshire.
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Untertitel: 40 b&w & 7 colour illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2003
Seitenanzahl: 48 Seiten