Although sieges were an important part of classical warfare, most attention in the past has been focused on the siege train and its related engines, instead of the structural evidence of field works raised during siege operations. Using a wide range of archaeological evidence form all parts of the Roman Empire (Britain, Spain, Italy, Albania, Turkey, Israel, Jordan), Dr Davies explains the components of Roman siege warfare, from preparatory works and blockade camps to circumvallation, assault ramps, siege mounds and mines. Throughout the author relates siege work construction to the general context of siege operations. His well-illustrated book is completed by an annotated Gazetteer of key siege sites.About the Author:
Gwyn Davies took his BA, MA and PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London. His PhD thesis was on the subject of Roman Offensive Siege Works. He is currently Visiting Professor in Ancient History at Florida International University, Miami.
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