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date: 26 November 2020

siegecraft, Greek 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

The Greek national epics focused on the siege of a city, but it took ten years to capture Troy, even if, in the end, the ‘wooden horse’ was some kind of siege device. The inability to take walled towns other than by treachery or blockade persisted into the historical period, despite a growing awareness of such techniques as the Persian siege‐mound and undermining. ... ...

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