Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363, Paperback Book

Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363 Paperback

Illustrated by Brian Delf

Part of the New Vanguard series

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Siege machinery first appeared in the West during the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily in the late 5th century BC, in the form of siege-towers and battering rams.

After a 50-year hiatus they re-appeared in the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the Great, a period that saw the height of the machinery's development in the Ancient World.

Experience of Carthaginian practice during the later 3rd century, and familiarity with the operations of Philip V of Macedon during the early-2nd century, prompted the introduction of the siege-tower and the battering-ram to Roman siegecraft.

This title traces the development and use of these weapons across the whole of this period.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, 40 b&w and 7 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781841766058

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