+ o - ^
previous next
Index

Methods of attack used by Greeks and Romans.

More Details Cite This Item

1624253

View this item elsewhere:

Title
Methods of attack used by Greeks and Romans.
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
Copper engravings
Extent: 1 print : b ; 22.5 x 19.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 1c880730-c5c0-012f-ef3d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library is interested in learning more about items you've seen on our websites or elsewhere online. If you have any more information about an item or its copyright status, we want to hear from you. Please contact DigitalCollections@nypl.org with your contact information and a link to the relevant content.

Item timeline of events

  • 1785: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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 February 11, 2016. 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

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 | title= (still image) Methods of attack used by Greeks and Romans., (1785) }} |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=February 11, 2016 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref>

Methods of attack used by Greeks and Romans.