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SOURCE:   Almanac of Modern Science and Education. Tambov: Gramota, 2015. № 10. P. 16-23. ISSN 1993-5552.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Historical Sciences and Archeology
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LATE ROMAN PROJECTILE MACHINERY (CARROBALLISTA, CATAPULT, BALLISTA AND ONAGER)

Bannikov Andrei Valer'evich
Saint Petersburg State University


Abstract. In the era of the Late Roman Empire the Romans kept on actively using projectile machinery that had appeared already in the republican period or had been invented during the epoch of the Principate. The Late Roman artillery could operate both in fields and at the siege and defense of towns and fortresses. The largest machines were onagers and ballistas, which could destroy not only the manpower of the enemy but also its siege towers and fortification structures.
Key words and phrases: Римская армия, метательные машины, манубаллиста, карробаллиста, баллиста, катапульта, онагр, the Roman army, projectile machinery, manuballista, carroballista, ballista, catapult, onager.
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