A Summary of
Longmans, Green and Company
The Projectile Throwing Engines of the Ancients
SINCE my recent book on medieval archery and ancient weapons was issued,1 I have obtained a considerable amount of information concerning the projectile engines of the Greeks and Romans. I now print a concise account of the history, construction, and effects in warfare of these engines.
In this summary the additional notes I have acquired are included.
R. P. G.
1 The Crossbow, Medieval and Modern, Military and Sporting : Its Construction, History, and Management. With a Treatise on the Ballista and Catapult of the Ancients. 220 illustrations. Messrs. Longmans & Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London