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Greek And Roman Artillery 399 Bc Ad 363

Author : Duncan B Campbell
ISBN : 1841766348
Genre : History
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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.

Greek And Roman Siege Machinery 399 Bc Ad 363

Author : Duncan B Campbell
ISBN : 1841766054
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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 these weapons of war re-appeared in the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the Great, a period that saw the height of their development in the Ancient World. The experience of warfare with both the Carthaginians during the later-3rd century BC, and Philip V of Macedon during the early-2nd century BC, finally prompted the introduction of the siege tower and the battering ram to the Roman arsenal. This title traces the development and use of these weapons across the whole of this period.

Siege Warfare In The Roman World

Author : Duncan B Campbell
ISBN : 1841767824
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Osprey's study of various sieges in Rome, from 146 BC to 378 AD. Sieges were often pivotal in Rome's wars, including its conflicts with the Macedonians and Carthaginians in the 2nd century BC; the civil wars of the Republic; and the late Roman wars against the Sassanid Persians, who, alone amongst Rome's adversaries, were equally skilled in siegecraft. This book discusses the siege techniques employed by Roman armies and their opponents throughout the Republic and Empire. It shows that although the 1st century AD has long been considered the golden age of siegecraft, followed by a decline, new and effective siege techniques were in fact used in the following centuries.

Roman Auxiliary Forts 27 Bc Ad 378

Author : Duncan B Campbell
ISBN : 1846033802
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With the vast expansion of the Roman Empire came a need for more and more fortifications to defend it. The borders of the Empire stretched through wildly different terrains which demanded a huge variety of different fortifications, depending on the local conditions and the threats faced by the different areas. The adoption of local troops (auxiliaries) and local building techniques at key strategic points on the outskirts of the empire led to an intriguing mix of strong Roman structure with unique culturally diverse elements. Describing the development of these hugely varied defensive systems, Duncan Campbell delves into the operation and social history behind the fortifications. With detailed color artwork and maps, he traces their history through the Batavian Revolt of the 1st century AD, which saw auxiliary units scattered far from their native regions, until the decline of the late-3rd and 4th centuries placed their fortifications in an increasingly pressurized and eventually untenable position.

Greek And Roman Artillery

Author : Eric William Marsden
ISBN : UOM:39015000537582
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Paz Cartaginesa

Author : André Geraque Kiffer
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Será jogada a política da República de Cartago, enquanto serão simuladas, com base em pressupostos históricos, as ações das demais potências contemporâneas, cada uma procurando aplicar sua própria política de Divide et Impera num cenário que podemos afirmar, de acordo com o geógrafo Eratóstenes, como a primeira guerra mundial.

Os Jogos De Guerra A Arte E A Ci Ncia Das Guerras Romanas

Author : André Geraque Kiffer
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Os jogos de guerra sobre tabuleiro são uma das formas mais comuns, ao longo da história, para a simulação de conflitos amparada em modelos matemáticos.

Roman Artillery

Author : Alan Wilkins
ISBN : 074780575X
Genre : History
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After examining the Greek origins of torsion-powered catapults, this book describes the machines used from the time of Caesar onwards, their dominance in the warfare of the western world for over a thousand years, and their importance in the history of technology. There is extensive written evidence of artillery in action. This is supplemented by relief carvings and archaeological discoveries of actual parts. This book includes updated reconstructions of the two designs of bolt-shooters used by the Roman army, and the first publication of the author's version of the stone-throwing ballista, based on a radical reassessment of the manuscript evidence. There are descriptions of the deployment of artillery in battle and sieges, and the range and impact of the missiles. About the author Alan Wilkins has excavated on Roman military and civilian sites in Britain and was a field assistant to Sir Ian Richmond. He has published and field-tested updated reconstructions of the Roman army's catapults based on his revised versions of the Greek and Latin artillery texts and the latest archaeological finds of catapult parts.

Greek And Roman Artillery

Author : E. W. Marsden
ISBN : 0608177458
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Besieged

Author : Duncan B Campbell
ISBN : 1846030196
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The great warleaders and generals, including Darius, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Julius Caesar 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, and offensive and defensive technology to give them the edge over their enemies. The mathematician Archimedes was famously and very practically involved in the defense of Syracuse in 213-12 BC. Soldiers became highly skilled combat engineers. The book tracks the amazing developments in siege warfare through a period of nine centuries and includes details of the evolution of the artillery of the era - spear- and stone-firing catapults. Full-color artwork, many drawings and plans, photographs of archeological finds and reconstructions support expert but accessible text in this fascinating study of a less familiar facet of the ancient art of war.

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