Militaryfocus.com on osprey books.  Siege machinery first appeared in the West during the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily in the late 5th century BC, it came in the form of siege towers and battering rams. After a 50 year Osprey New Vanguard 78 : Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC - 363 AD
Custom Search

Numerical Listings Period Listings
 
Militaryfocus

 
Osprey New Vanguard 78 : Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC - 363 AD

Siege machinery first appeared in the West during the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily in the late 5th century BC, it came in the form of siege towers and battering rams. After a 50 year hiatus these weapons of war reappeared in the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the Great, a period of warfare 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 Macedonia during the early 2nd century BC, finally prompted the introduction of the siege tower and the battering ram into the Roman arsenal. This book traces the development and use of these weapons across this period. Text by Duncan B Campbell with illustrations by Brian Delf.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Wheeled Towers
    The Siege Tower
    The Helepolis of Epimachus
    The Helepolis of Posidonius
  • Tortoises
    The 'Ditch Filling' Tortoise
    The 'Digging' Tortoise
    The Ram Tortoise
    The 'Borer'
    Hegetor's Ram Tortoise
  • Ancillary Machines
    The 'Sambuca'
    The 'Tolleno'
  • Roman Siege Machinery
    The Siege Tower
    The Ram Tortoise
    Miscellaneous Shelters
  • Colour Plate Commentary

 

Osprey New Vanguard


Previous Page Print This Page Next Page
Amazon.com Search:
Enter keywords...
For more information, reviews or to buy this book, try one of the excellent bookstores below!
Amazon.com
Amazon.ca
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.fr
Amazon.de
Barnes&Noble.com
BooksaMillion
Abebooks.com
Powells Books
Amazon.co.jp
Betterworld
Alibris
Abebooks.co.uk
Blackwell.co.uk

 


Front Page | About Us | Contact Us | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy

2001-2017 militaryfocus.com. All Rights Reserved.