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Siegecraft : two tenth-century instructional manuals

Author: Denis Sullivan; Heron, of Byzantium.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, ©2000.
Series: Dumbarton Oaks studies, 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The "Parangelmata Poliorcetica" and the "Geodesia," two Greek treatises on the construction of devices for siege warfare, are products of 10th-century Byzantium. The texts are presented here in critical editions based, for the first time, on the archetype manuscript "Vaticanus graecus 1605" and accompanied by an English translation and commentary."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Sullivan; Heron, of Byzantium.
ISBN: 0884022706 9780884022701
OCLC Number: 42780380
Language Note: Greek text, with introduction, facing translation and commentary in English.
Description: xx, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Parangelmata --
Geodesia.
Series Title: Dumbarton Oaks studies, 36.
Other Titles: Geodesia.
Parangelmata poliocretica.
Responsibility: by Heron of Byzantium ; [edited by] Denis F. Sullivan.

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"The "Parangelmata Poliorcetica" and the "Geodesia," two Greek treatises on the construction of devices for siege warfare, are products of 10th-century Byzantium. The texts are presented here in critical editions based, for the first time, on the archetype manuscript "Vaticanus graecus 1605" and accompanied by an English translation and commentary."--Jacket.

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