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Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363 (New Vanguard #89)
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 t ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published November 21st 2003 by Osprey Publishing
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