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Xvi. 74; Ath. Mech. W 10, 5 ff; cf. Vitr. x. 13. 3. a Quoted by Wiist, Philipp II, 130 n. 3. S. xvi. 74. 4; 75. 3. 4 Arr. Anab. i. 22. 2. 5 On M irk I and Mark II stages of development, see above, pp. 17 ff. 6 IG2 ii. 1627, B, 328-41, quoted above, p. 57. 7 Heron, Bel. W 75: . . I^tov ev -rfi firavtn emavela oajXrjva ireXeKivoei&rj rov KA. * Biton, W 46: ev aoiXijvtBiois', W 46: ratv acoXrjvuov. 9 The cotaplete stock of a euthytone catapult is illustrated in Fig. 16 (p. 34), though the frames shown there are of a more advanced type than the irXaiaia in the present inscription.

G. Schramm, Saalburg, 18; Poliorketik, 2x6; R. v. ‘Geschiitze’, col. 1303; M. Pohlmann, Untersuchungen, 7. But G. T . v. ‘Artillery’, and Tam, HMND, 104, briefly subscribe to the view that torsion came in later. 9 Heron, Bel. W 75. 1 In such circumstances, the presence o f even the most primi­ tive gastraphetes could not have passed undetected or unrecorded by the historiajn. 2 But, from the point o f view o f military machinery, the name o f Nicias, one o f the Athenian commanders outside Syracuse, has some interesting associations.

62 : . . a v r t S c rov Trepirprirov Trap* 17/xiv iiriKeiadai n leaddirep iirurrvXiov . . 3 See above, p. 42. 4 On Mark III catapults see above, pp. 19 ff. S. xvii. 42. 7 ; 45. MAe^avSpo? imarrjoas eirl rovs dp/i6£ovras roirovs rovs irerpofioXovs KaraireXras Kai XIOovs fieyaXovs duls iaaXeve ra retjfij. . 3x8/17 THE IN V E N T IO N OF TH E C A T A P U L T TH E IN V E N T IO N OF TH E C A T A P U L T purpose. Alexander already possessed stone-throwers at Halicarnassus (334 b . c , ) , 1 but they figured there solely against personnel when the Macedonians were repulsing a sally, so that they m ay have been nontorsion engines.

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