also siege operations on a grand scale. 2 The Persians could assault walled cities by either tunnelling under, climbing over, or even ploughing through the walls themselves. No Greek state could prosecute this kind of siege operation until the latter years of the fifth century BC . Indeed, it is
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Engineering Efficiency and Martial Vigor in the War of the Spanish Succession: 2009 Distinguished Book Award
2009 Distinguished Book Award of the Society for Military History.
Representations of Early Modern Positional Warfare
Edited by Anke Fischer-Kattner and Jamel Ostwald
warfare, the two-year-long Peloponnesian siege of the small Boeotian town of Plataea. And it is an exceptional episode indeed. Thucydides’ description is arguably the single most accomplished account of a siege in Greek literature: with his unrivalled talent, he devoted some 30 chapters in his second and
Military Implementation of Cultural Property Protection Following the 1954 Hague Convention
The decision to mount a siege of a defended centre in the classical world was not one to be taken lightly. Given the commitment of time and resources that might be necessary to obtain a successful outcome, the commensurate gain to be derived from the successful prosecution of such an operation
The Collapse of the Jewish State, 66-70 C.E.
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Fabrice De Backer
Based on the combination of archaeology, iconography, philology and ethnographical comparisons, the analysis of the particular assets of siege-engines or architectural features are developed, along with the best means employed at that time to overcome them. De Backer proposes more than a simple census of all the means known so far, he also develops and enhances our knowledge of siege-warfare in a pragmatic and efficient manner.
Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/147783509X12627760049679 Aramaic Studies 7 . 2 ( 2009 ) 131 – 154 Aramaic Studies www.brill.nl/arst The Treatment of Poverty and Theodicy in the Syriac Translation of Ben Sira Michal Bar-Asher Siegal * Yale University Abstract This paper is