Weapons / Armor
Galea is the Latin for helmet.
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs
In "Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs - Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World," Adrienne Mayor does a masterful job of showing how everything modern in the areas of terrorism and warfare has ancient antecedents.
An introduction to the piece of ancient armor known as the lorica.
The Romans used the catapult effectively in battle. Here you'll learn about the weapon and a little about its history in the ancient world.
Glossary entry on the ballista.
Glossary entry on the type of shield known as the "scutum."