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Campbell D.B., Roman Roman Legionary fortresses 27 BC – AD 378. Fortress Series 43. Osprey Military Publishing, 2007. p. 63.


    Permanent, Roman Fort.

    Lunari city walls

    Silchester Roman City Walls, reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper

    Campbell D.B., Roman Auxiliary forts 27 BC – AD 378. Fortress Series 83. Osprey Military Publishing, 2009. p. 58.

    Emperor Trajan Fleet during the first Dacian War.

    Roman bicircumvallation. A circumvallation is a line of fortifications, built by the attackers around the besieged fortification facing towards the enemy fort. The resulting fortifications are known as 'lines of circumvallation'. They generally consist of earthen ramparts and entrenchments that encircle the besieged city. The line of circumvallation can be used as a base for launching assaults against the besieged city or for constructing further earthworks closer to the city.

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    The "corvus" was Rome's secret weapon at the Battle of Mylae. A spiked grappling hook, it enabled the Roman navy to close with the Carthaginians and transfer the legionaries who could then fight on the enemy's decks. But it had some serious drawbacks as well, and was abandoned by the Romans shortly thereafter.

    roman siege methods

    Many Roman border walls seem to have been more modern in use. As tools to control the flow of trade, and to prevent small scale raiding along with keeping an eye on the neighbors. This mostly likely arises from the Romans confidence in their field armies ability to repel invasion.


    (140 BCE - 200 CE) Roman Military Camp