Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363 (New Vanguard) Paperback – Illustrated, 20 Jun 2003
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About the Author
Dr 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 Ph.D. Over the years, his work has appeared in several international journals. He lives near the Antonine Wall in Scotland with his wife and son. Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Since 1972, he has worked as a freelance illustrator on a variety of subjects including natural history, architecture and technical cutaways. Some of his recently illustrated books have been published in over thirty countries. Brian lives and works in Oxfordshire.
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For me this book is excellent. There is little that can be done to improve it; good relevant photographs; very detailed and clear colour plates; very informative text with good analysis of the subject. Rather than dismissing alternative hypotheses out of hand, Campbell gives a balanced argument for rejecting other interpretations, and his views never appear dogmatic.
I recommend this to anyone interested in ancient warfare, but it is best in conjunction with the other works by the author.
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The book discribes the machines as the ancient writers described them, provides interpreations of these writings by numerous historians and then provides his own interpretation on what these machines looked like and how they were built and functioned. Very well illustrated. A very good introduction to those with only about an hour to spend and with an interest in engineering.
Subject matter coverage is definitely good
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