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The Catapult: A History

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"Man's valor is no more."King Arkhidamas of Sparta, upon first seeing a bolt shot from a catapult

The most recognized military device of ancient times and the source of continued fascination and popular appeal, the catapult represented a major shift in the conduct of warfare. The catapult which literally means a device to "hurl [an object] across" was originally a sort of

Paperback, Second Edition, 392 pages
Published June 20th 2013 by Westholme Publishing (first published January 23rd 2007)
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Sep 14, 2010 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably more information than I needed, covering the technical aspects more important to engineers and academics. Having said that as I have 2 onegars and 4 scorpions in my Late Roman wargaming army the tactical information was very interesting. It akso came in useful reading the Warrior of Rome series.
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Apr 08, 2014 Joshua Mooney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A very comprehensive work of scholarship on the evolution of catapults.
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