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    DescriptionSiege 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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    Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Duncan Campbell, Illustrated by Brian Delf
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841766058
    ISBN 10: 1841766054

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: JWM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: TTMW, JWA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002010, HIS027080
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    DC22: 355.440937
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 355.8/21/0937
    LC classification: UF465.R65 C34 2003
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, JWA, JWM, TTMW
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    40 b&w and 7 colour illustrations
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    20 June 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Table of 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