№3(59)
September 2017
ISSN
1990-4126

Russian

«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 55 September 2016

History of architecture


Polyakov Evgeny N.

Doctor of Art Studies, PhD. (Architecture),
Professor, Subdepartment of Theory and History of Architecture.
Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building,
Tomsk, Russia, E-mail: polyakov.en@yandex.ru

Parshukov Dmitry S.

Student.
Research supervisor:
Professor E.N. Polyakov, Doctor of Art Studies, PhD. (Architecture).
Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building,
Tomsk, Russia, e-mail: parshukov.di@yandex.ru

POLIORCETICA ISSUES IN THE BOOK «THE JEWISH WAR» BY FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS


The article is devoted to the main professional activities of ancient Roman engineers and architects in the 1st century B.C. These aspects are set out in detail in Flavius Josephus book «The Jewish War». It considers the main principles of fortification systems in Jewish cities, structural solution of defense bulwarks, fortification walls and towers, and the main types of siege technology and catapults. One of the reasons for the defeat of the insurgents in this war was the superiority of the Roman army not only in structural organisation and arms but also in its engineering potential.

Key words: town-planning, fortification, fortresses, poliorcetica, Flavius Josephus, «The Jewish War»



References

1. Polyakov, E.N. (2016) Architectural and Town-Planning Aspects in the Work of Gaius Julius Caesar «Commentaries on the Gallic War». Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education,No.1(53). Available at: http://archvuz.ru/2016_1/9

2. Jospehus Flavius. (2011) The Jewish War. Translated from German by Ya.L. Chertok. Moscow: AST: Astrel.

3. Tacitus, C. (2012) The Annals. History. Translated from Latin by A.S.Bobich and G.S.Knabe. Moscow: Eksmo.


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