Ancient Siege Warfare
Persians, Greek, Carthaginians and Romans 546-146 BC
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Ancient Siege Warfare by Duncan B. Campbell
Book DescriptionMost generals and leaders, such as Hannibal and Alexander the Great, are renown for their victories in pitched battles, but siege tactics were a necessary and important part of conquering fortified enclaves. Whetehr you chose to break through the defences, go over them, tunnel under them, or trick your way in in Trojan horse-style, the art of laying siege became widely used throughout the ancient world. This well-illustrated study of ancient siege warfare looks at the techniques, tactics and equipment employed, alongside descriptions of actual events.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841767703
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Duncan B. Campbell
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Spartan Warrior, 735-331 BC, Paperback (July 2012)
Immortalized through their exploits at the battle of Thermopylae under the legendary Leonidas, as well as countless other victories throughout the classical period, the Spartans were some of the best-trained, organized and most-feared warriors of the ancient world. This book covers various aspects of the Spartan warrior's life.
Mons Graupius AD 83, Paperback (July 2010)
In AD 77, Roman forces under Agricola marched into the northern reaches of Britain in an attempt to pacify the Caledonian tribesman. For seven years, the Romans marched and battled across what is now Scotland. Finally, in AD 83, they fought the final battle at Mons Graupius where 10,000 Caledonians were slaughtered from only 360 Roman dead.
Roman Auxiliary Forts, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Duncan B. Campbell
With the vast expansion of the Roman Empire came a need for more fortifications to defend it. This work discusses the operation and social history behind the fortifications. It traces their history through the Batavian Revolt of the 1st century AD, until the decline of the late 3rd and 4th centuries.
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Author Biography - Duncan B. Campbell
Duncan B Campbell is a specialist in ancient Greek and Roman warfare. He published his first paper in 1984, as an undergraduate at Glasgow University, and produced a complete re-assessment of Roman siegecraft for his PhD. Over the years, his work has appeared in several international journals. He lives near the Antonine Wall in Scotland with his wife and son. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specialises in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
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