Ancient Siege Warfare: Persians, Greek, Carthaginians and Romans 546-146 BC (Elite)

Ancient Siege Warfare: Persians, Greek, Carthaginians and Romans 546-146 BC (Elite)

By: Duncan B. Campbell (author), Adam Hook (illustrator)Paperback

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Most generals and leaders, such as Hannibal and Alexander the Great, are renown for their victories in pitched battles, but siege tactics were a necessary and important part of conquering fortified enclaves. Whetehr you chose to break through the defences, go over them, tunnel under them, or trick your way in in Trojan horse-style, the art of laying siege became widely used throughout the ancient world. This well-illustrated study of ancient siege warfare looks at the techniques, tactics and equipment employed, alongside descriptions of actual events.

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Duncan B Campbell is a specialist in ancient Greek and Roman warfare. He published his first paper in 1984, as an undergraduate at Glasgow University, and produced a complete re-assessment of Roman siegecraft for his PhD. Over the years, his work has appeared in several international journals. He lives near the Antonine Wall in Scotland with his wife and son. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specialises in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.


Introduction; Siege Warfare of the Achaemenid Persians; Siege Warfare in Classical Greece; Siege Warfare in the time of Dionysius I; Macedonian Siege Warfare; Hellenistic Siege Warfare; Siege Warfare during the Roman Republic; Epilogue; Further Reading; Plate commentary

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/01/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781841767703
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 64
  • ID: 9781841767703
  • weight: 204
  • ISBN10: 1841767700

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