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Methods of attack used by Greeks and Romans.

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1624253
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Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Weapons -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1785
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WEAP-Anc
Topics
Arms & armament -- To 499
Towers
Torches
Shields
Pulleys
Logs
Capstans
Siege warfare
Notes
Content : In the foreground is a rolling panel used to shield engineers attacking walls during a siege. The flaming torch and burning cauldron nearby suggest the sort of weapons used by city defenders to try to set fire to an attacker's siege machines. Behind it is a siege tower and the pulley and capstan or windlass used to move it up to a wall. The tower moves on logs rolling over a surface of planks, with new logs being placed in front of the tower through a hatch by men inside. Behind the tower is a huge animal-headed battering ram inside a shed built to protect it and its crew from enemy missiles. In the distance is another siege tower.

Source identifier: 12704 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Physical Description
Form: Copper engravings ( Art and Architecture Thesaurus )
Extent: 1 print : b ; 22.5 x 19.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 1c880730-c5c0-012f-ef3d-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1785: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Methods of attack used by Greeks and Romans." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1785. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Methods of attack used by Greeks and Romans." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 29, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1785). Methods of attack used by Greeks and Romans. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Methods of attack used by Greeks and Romans.