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Old Greek Fortifications 500-330 BC КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ historic Greek Fortifications 500-330 BC (Fortress 40)ByNic Fields, Brian DelfPublisher:Os Publishing2006 64PagesISBN: 1841768847PDF12 MBThe improvement of the city-state within the Classical interval of Greek historical past resulted in a shift within the nature of the fortifications in that a part of the realm. Fortresses have been not designed to guard a ruler and his entourage; the entire of the citizen physique needed to be shielded from any outdoor threats. basic as they have been, historic Greek fortifications served their function in supplying defense to the population from the ravages of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars. This publication info the development and ongoing improvement of the defences that safe essentially the most illustrious websites in Greece throughout the most renowned interval of its history.sharingmatrixletitbit eighty five

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Fretria now entered the Athens-dominated ambit of the Delian League, later revolting (447/446 l\c), whereupon the Athenians occupied it until it revolted again (41 I Ilc), The \Vest Gale was stratt'gically sited at the point where the artery from Chalkis crossed a winter torrent, originally by llleans of a ford. A gateway already existed in late archaic times, along with the first (wooden) hridge. >C of a rehuild after the Persian sack to a new design, renovated at the end of Athenian occupation (411 llC), in which the torrent bed now acted in effect as a moat.

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AuthOf"s collection) 'iidewall, which allowcd for the provision of non-torsion catapults inside the tower. As open windows, unlikc loops, had the disadvantage of exposing defenders to enemy missiles these wcrc pwtet"ted by double-leafed, outward-opening, side-swinging shutters attached to the outside of the tower wall. The architects also dispensed with the fighting-platform roof and instead employed a gabled roof. which was easier to make watertight and thus keep machines dry. The fighting platforms at towers along the west wall allowed the defenders to fire upon enemy troops who approached close enough to the circuit to be outside the beaten zone of catapults, which could not be depressed much helow the horizontal.

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