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Inventions of Ancient Greece – The Catapult

Inventions of Ancient Greece – The Catapult
 

Last Updated Friday, October 4, 2013The Greek catapult was developed by Dionysius the Elder of Syracuse around 350 BC.  Dionysius actually called the machine Katapaltai, and they are mentioned in the Siegecraft (Poliorkētika) treatise of Aeneas Tacticus.  Originally, because of their large bulk a...

Categories: Greek Inventions, Inventions, Science Discovery
Posted on Sep 17, 2009 - Last updated on Oct 4, 2013

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