Bookshops.com.au your guide to Australian Bookshops
Search Books Search for a Bookshop Log In to bookshops.com.au    View items in your shopping cart
Browse Bookshops   About Us   Resources   Sell Books   List a Bookshop   Register   
Ancient War Machines Books listed at
Viceroy Books


Ancient Siege Warfare: Persians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans 546-146 BC
Campbell, Duncan
ISBN: 9781841767703
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, ELI121. Sieges played a central role in many conflicts of the ancient world and generals, including Darius, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Scipio Africanus successfully used siegecraft to gain their objectives. As siege tactics became integral to success in war, generals employed the minds of engineers and scientists to develop tactics which ranged from penetrating the defences or blockading the city through to tricks and deception. This fascinating study tracks developments in siege warfare from Ancient Persia in the 6th century BC through to the Roman sieges of the second century BC, describing the range of equipment and techniques which evolved during this period. Covers: 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.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006908  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Bronze Age War Chariots
Fields, Nic
ISBN: 1841769444
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG119. Chariots, the first mobile fighting vehicle, seem to have originated in Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC. The highly mobile two-wheeled war chariot, carrying a driver and an archer armed with a short composite bow, revolutionized military tactics after 1700 BC. This expensive weapon spread throughout the Middle East and is thought to have reached Egypt with the conquering Hyksos. It spread into Asia Minor, Greece, and was known in Northern Europe by 1500 BC. This book covers the evolution of the war chariot throughout the Bronze Age, detailing its design, development and combat history in particular its fundamental involvement at the battle of Qadesh.   As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006755  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Greek and Roman Artillery 399BC - AD363
Campbell, Duncan
ISBN: 1841766348
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG089. 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 the new arrow-firing ballista and stone-throwing onager. This title traces the often controversial design, development and construction of these weapons throughout the history of the classical world.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004567  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Greek and Roman Artillery 399BC - AD363
Campbell, Duncan
ISBN: 1841766348
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG089. 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 the new arrow-firing ballista and stone-throwing onager. This title traces the often controversial design, development and construction of these weapons throughout the history of the classical world.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004196  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Greek and Roman Artillery 399BC - AD363
Campbell, Duncan
ISBN: 1841766348
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG089. 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 the new arrow-firing ballista and stone-throwing onager. This title traces the often controversial design, development and construction of these weapons throughout the history of the classical world.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001351  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399BC - AD363
Campbell, Duncan
ISBN: 9781841766058
Osprey Publishing, Limited Botley, Oxford, United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG078. Siege machinery first appeared in the West during the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily in the late-5th century BC, in the form of siege towers and battering rams. After a 50-year hiatus these weapons of war re-appeared in the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the Great, a period that saw the height of their development in the Ancient World. The experience of warfare with both the Carthaginians during the later-3rd century BC, and Philip V of Macedon during the early-2nd century BC, finally prompted the introduction of the siege tower and the battering ram to the Roman arsenal. This title traces the development and use of these weapons across the whole of this period. Covers Wheeled Towers (the siege-tower, the Helepolis of Epimachus, the Helepolis of Posidonius), Tortoises (the 'ditch-filling' tortoise, the 'digging' tortoise, the ram-tortoise, the 'borer', Hegetor's tortoise) , Ancillary machines (the 'sambuca', the 'tolleno'), Roman Siege Machinery (the siege-tower, the ram-tortoise, miscellaneous shelters)  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008152  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399BC - AD363
Campbell, Duncan
ISBN: 9781841766058
Osprey Publishing, Limited Botley, Oxford, United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG078. Siege machinery first appeared in the West during the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily in the late-5th century BC, in the form of siege towers and battering rams. After a 50-year hiatus these weapons of war re-appeared in the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the Great, a period that saw the height of their development in the Ancient World. The experience of warfare with both the Carthaginians during the later-3rd century BC, and Philip V of Macedon during the early-2nd century BC, finally prompted the introduction of the siege tower and the battering ram to the Roman arsenal. This title traces the development and use of these weapons across the whole of this period. Covers Wheeled Towers (the siege-tower, the Helepolis of Epimachus, the Helepolis of Posidonius), Tortoises (the 'ditch-filling' tortoise, the 'digging' tortoise, the ram-tortoise, the 'borer', Hegetor's tortoise) , Ancillary machines (the 'sambuca', the 'tolleno'), Roman Siege Machinery (the siege-tower, the ram-tortoise, miscellaneous shelters)  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008151  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Siege Warfare in the Roman World: 146 BC - AD 378
Campbell, Duncan
ISBN: 1841767824
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, ELI126. Sieges were often pivotal in Rome’s wars, including its conflicts with the Macedonians and Carthaginians in the 2nd century BC; the civil wars of the Republic; and the late Roman wars against the Sassanid Persians, who, alone amongst Rome’s adversaries, were equally skilled in siegecraft. This book discusses the siege techniques employed by Roman armies and their opponents throughout the Republic and Empire. It shows that although the 1st century AD has long been considered the golden age of siegecraft, followed by a decline, new and effective siege techniques were in fact used in the following centuries.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002079  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
War Elephants
Nossov, Konstantin
ISBN: 9781846032684
Osprey Pub Co  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG150. Elephants have been deployed as weapons for centuries, particularly in South and South-East Asia, where war elephants constituted the bulk of most armies in the region from antiquity right up to the 19th century. This book offers an insight into the incredible history of these ‘living tanks,’ focusing on the design of the equipment and armament that made them so terrifying. The author, Konstantin S Nossov, traces the history of war elephants, from their deployment against Alexander the Great’s army at the battle of Gaugamela, through to their use in the 19th century by the armies of South-East Asia, analyzing the battle formation and tactics of war elephants in action and how these tactics developed. Contents: Introduction - The Elephant - Indian War Elephants - War Elephants of Alexander’s Successors - North African War Elephants - War Elephants in South-East Asia - War Elephants in Action - Glossary - Bibliography - Colour Plate Commentary - Index.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007696  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry