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