Roman Siege Warfare (Hardback)Josh Levithan (author)
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Chapters examine motivation and behaviour during a siege and focus on examples from both the Roman Republic and the Empire: Polybius, Livy, Julius Caesar, Flavius Josephus, and Ammianus Marcellinus. Levithan examines the "gadgetary turn," during which writers began to lavish attention on artillery and wall-damaging techniques, fetishising technology and obscuring the centrality of the assault and of human behaviour.
This volume speaks to classicists and historians of all stripes. All passages are translated, and references are accessible to nonspecialists. Military historians will also find much of interest in the volume, in its treatment both of Roman military conduct and of wider military practice.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
--Bryn Mawr Classical Review--Mark Hebblewhite, Macquarie University "Brynn Mawr Classical Review "
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