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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 they re-appeared in the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the Great, a period that saw the height of the machinery's development in the Ancient World. Experience of Carthaginian practice during the later 3rd century, and familiarity with the operations of Philip V of Macedon during the early-2nd century, prompted the introduction of the siege-tower and the battering-ram to Roman siegecraft. This title traces the development and use of these weapons across the whole of this period.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841766058
ISBN-10: 1841766054
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell is a Roman military specialist currently finishing a PhD on Roman siegecraft. He has been widely published in international journals (e.g., 'Bonner Jahrbucher', 'Britannia', 'Historia', 'Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik'), and is a contributor to Robin Cross's 'Guinness Encyclopedia of Warfare'. Duncan lives near the Antonine Wall in Scotland with his wife and son. Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Since 1972, he has worked as a freelance illustrator on a variety of subjects including natural history, architecture and technical cutaways. Some of his recently illustrated books have been published in over thirty countries. Brian lives and works in Oxfordshire.

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