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The catapult (katapeltikon) was invented below the patronage of Dionysius I, tyrant of Syracuse, within the 4th century bc. At first solely the arrow-firing variant was used, and it was not till the reign of Alexander the Nice that stone-projecting catapults had been launched. The Romans adopted these weapons in the course of the Punic Wars and additional developed them, earlier than introducing the brand new arrow-firing ballista and stone-throwing onager. This title traces the customarily controversial design, growth and development of those weapons all through the historical past of the classical world.
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