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  • Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363
  • Written by Duncan B Campbell
    Illustrated by Brian Delf
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781841766348
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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 Artillery 399 BC-AD 363 by Duncan B Campbell
  • November 21, 2003
  • History - Military
  • Osprey Publishing
  • $17.95
  • 9781841766348

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