Definition of Ballistas
1. ballista [n] - See also: ballista
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballistas
Literary usage of Ballistas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Hannibal: A History of the Art of War Among the Carthaginians and Romans by Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1891)
"ballistas and catapults were only used in regular sieges. The latter they had as long back as the siege of Veii; they now began to employ ballistas. ..."
2. Caesar: A History of the Art of War Among the Romans Down to the End of the by Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1892)
"The catapults and ballistas of the Greeks had no doubt survived and been little ... The ballistas were able to throw stones weighing five hundred to six ..."
3. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1891)
"... upon their men of practical science to build their roads and forts and towers, their ballistas and their catapults. Thus arose the military engineer. ..."