The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

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The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

Introduction





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The hovering ram of Gera





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The ditch-filling tortoise of Diades





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The roofed ram of Diades





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The "helepolis" of Epimachos





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The sambuca of Damios from Kolophon





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The borer ("trypanon") of Diades





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The demolition "raven" of Diades





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The flamethrower of Boeotia





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The belly-bow ("gastraphetes")
(the most ancient catapult)





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The arrow-firing catapult of Zopyrus of Tarentum





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The stone-throwing catapult of Charon of Magnesia





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The stone-throwing catapult of Isidoros of Abydos





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The "palintonos" catapult of Philon
(the first giant stone-throwing catapult in human history)





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The ''euthytonos'' catapult (scorpion)





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The ''monagon'' V- spring catapult





The siege technology of the ancient Greeks

The repeating ("polybolos") catapult of Dionysios of Alexandria
(the first application of motion through level chains)