The Pilum: The Roman Heavy Javelin - Weapon 55 (Paperback)
  • The Pilum: The Roman Heavy Javelin - Weapon 55 (Paperback)
zoom

The Pilum: The Roman Heavy Javelin - Weapon 55 (Paperback)

(author)
£12.99
Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 18/05/2017
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
A heavy javelin, normally used as a shock weapon immediately before contact, the pilum was designed with a particular speciality: it could penetrate a shield and carry on into the individual behind it. Relying on mass rather than velocity, at short range a volley of pila had much the same effect on a charging enemy as musketry would in later periods. The design was not uniform, with a wide diversity of types throughout the developmental history of the weapon, but for more than four centuries it remained a vital part of the arsenal of weapons at the disposal of the Roman legionary. Drawing upon recent major finds in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkans, as well as written records and rigorous scientific analysis, this enthralling study lifts the veil on the evolving nature of the pilum, the Roman heavy javelin that helped to conquer the known world.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472815880
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7 mm

You may also be interested in...

Allison-Engined P-51 Mustang
Added to basket
Lancaster
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Command and Control
Added to basket
Spitfire
Added to basket
£5.99
Hardback
US Heavy Cruisers 1943-75
Added to basket
Tank Spotter's Guide
Added to basket
Sea Wolves
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
A History of the World in 100 Weapons
Added to basket
British Heavy Cruisers 1939-45
Added to basket
Cockleshell Heroes
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
One Minute To Midnight
Added to basket
De Havilland Mosquito Manual
Added to basket
Achtung Panzer!
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Tank War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.