Militaryfocus.com on osprey books. Sieges were often pivotal in the wars that Rome waged, from their conflicts with the Macedonians and Carthaginians in the 2nd century BC through the civil wars of the Republic to the late Roman wars against the Sassanid Persians, who alone were equally skilled in siegecraft. Osprey Elite 126 : Siege Warfare in the Roman World : 146 BC - 378 AD
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Osprey Elite 126 : Siege Warfare in the Roman World : 146 BC - 378 AD

Sieges were often pivotal in the wars that Rome waged, from their conflicts with the Macedonians and Carthaginians in the 2nd century BC through the civil wars of the Republic to the late Roman wars against the Sassanid Persians, who alone were equally skilled in siegecraft. Duncan Campbell discusses the siege techniques employed by Roman armies and their opponents throughout the Republic and Empire. Accompanied by photographs and detailed colour plates, the text proves that the previous assertion that the 1st century AD saw the golden age of siegecraft and was followed by a decline in siege techniques can no longer be supported. Text by Duncan B Campbell with illustrations by Adam Hook.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Siegecraft in the Early First Century BC
  • Siegecraft in the Later First Century BC
  • Siegecraft in the Early Roman Empire
  • Siegecraft in the Middle Roman Empire
  • Siegecraft in the Later Roman Empire
  • Conclusion

 

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