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Greek and Roman Artillery 339 BC - AD 363

Greek and Roman Artillery 339 BC - AD 363
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Greek and Roman Artillery 339 BC - AD 363
by Osprey
Author: Duncan Campbell
Publish Date: 2003
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148255778
Mfg. part #: OSPNVG089
Type: Softcover

Description

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.