Machines at War—Siege Towers and Rams
Lecture no. 20 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology
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.