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Machines at War—Siege Towers and Rams

Lecture no. 20 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology

Machines at War—Siege Towers and Rams

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Focus on the ancient world’s most technologically intensive form of warfare—the siege—which provided a powerful stimulus for the development of large-scale machines such as siege towers and rams. Analyze several famous sieges, including the Roman attack on Jotapata during the Jewish War.

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