Geodesia

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Dumbarton Oaks, 2000 - History - 339 pages
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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. The illustrations, reproduced in this edition, go beyond the traditional ground plans of the time and show elevations to represent finished devices in action.
 

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Contents

Sigla
24
Geodesia
114
Commentaries
153
Appendix
255
The Measurements in the Hippodrome
275
Illustrations
283
Indices
321
English Index
336
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Denis F. Sullivan is a Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Maryland College Park.

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