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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Westholme Publishing, U.S.; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594161038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594161032
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.6 x 23.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,573,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Rihll's work should now replace Marsden as the basic study of the history of the catapult from classical Greece to late antiquity."--"Technology and Culture ""A treat . . . the combination of textual analysis, military history and understanding of the underlying science is a fine example of how modern classical scholarship can still surpass the efforts of past centuries."--"The Economist""Deftly weaving together politics, strategy, military organisation, weaponry, and fortification in a persuasive narrative . . . a solid, up-to-date, and readable account of the classical world's most intriguing military technological innovation."--"Journal of Military History"

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Tracey Rihll is a lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Swansea.

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