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Greek and Roman artillery; historical development.

Eric William Marsden

Greek and Roman artillery; historical development.

by Eric William Marsden

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arms and armor, Greek,
  • Catapult,
  • Arms and armor, Roman,
  • Ballista

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU875 M37
    The Physical Object
    Pagination218p.
    Number of Pages218
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18454432M

    Five Greek and Latin treatises, with a facing English translation, which enable Marsden to trace mechanical progress in Greek and Roman artillery over five hundred years. Each text and translation is followed by extensive notes which contain explanatory diagrams which reconstruct the machines.4/5(4). The complete history of every Imperial Roman legion and what it achieved as a fighting force, by an award-winning historian. Featuring more than maps, photographs, diagrams and battle plans, Legions of Rome is an essential read for ancient history enthusiasts, military history experts and general readers alike.

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Publication date TopicsPages: The Romans obtained their knowledge of artillery from the Greeks. In ancient Roman tradition, women were supposed to have given up their hair for use in catapults, which has a later example in Carthage in BC. Torsion artillery, especially ballistae came into heavy usage during the First Punic War and was so common by the Second Punic War that Plautus remarked in the Captivi that.

Greek and Roman Artillery BC-AD | Duncan Campbell, Brian Delf | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. 5, Books ; 77, Articles development and construction of these weapons throughout the history of the classical world.

Categories: History. Main information about ancient artillery comes from the five surviving Greek and Roman sources: two treatises by Heron of Alexandria, Belopoeika and Cheiroballistra, and from the books by Biton of Pergamon, Philo of Byzantium and Vitruvius Ancient artillery consisted of elasticity-driven devices for shooting projectiles (arrows, bolts, stones etc.) which evolved from the composite bow.

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books are extant in Greek, Arabic, and/or Latin versions.⁴ Philo’s attempt to The standard work on the development of ancient artillery and its place in ancient society is Eric W. Marsden, Greek and Roman Artillery: Historical Development (Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Main information about ancient artillery comes from the five surviving Greek and Roman sources: two treatises by Heron of Alexandria, Belopoeika and Cheiroballistra, and from the books by Biton of Pergamon, Philo of Byzantium and Vitruvius Ancient artillery consisted of elasticity-driven devices for shooting projectiles (arrows, bolts, stones etc.) which evolved from the composite bow.

A major source of information for Roman artillery is Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, a 1 st century BC Roman author, architect, civil and military engineer. Commonly known as Vitruvius, Book X of his multi-volume work entitled De Architectura includes chapters on artillery.

In Book 1, for example, Vitruvius refers to three separate terms for siege machines when beginning his description of the. Greek and Roman artillery by Eric William Marsden,Greek and Roman artillery historical development There's no description for this book yet.

Can you add one. ID Numbers Open Library OLM ISBN 10 Library Thing Goodreads. For sale is a hardcover, 2-Volume set of Greek and Roman Artillery: Historical Development & Technical Treatises by E.W. were published in by Oxford at the Clarendon Press.

Both volumes are in VG+ to excellent date: 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.Greek and Roman Artillery: Historical Development (Oxford University Press 24 copies Campaign of Gaugamela 4 copies Greek and Roman Artillery: Two Volumes; Historical Development & Technical 2 copies.