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Plumbata: Rome's hail of leaden death [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

The plumbata was a Roman projectile weapon that came into use around the third century AD. This book examines how it was made, and used during Rome's wars.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1507 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Vulcanus Publishing; 1 edition (July 15, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008LRI5DS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,062,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellently December 13, 2013
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An excellent record of experiments with the Roman plumbata, it increases our knowledge of how this weapon was made, used, and its likely effectiveness as a weapon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For military history fans. December 2, 2012
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The legions had more than the pilium. The plumbata was a lead-weighted javelin used by late Roman troops. Based on archeological evidence and actual experimentation, the author describes the weapon, how it was used and what its effects were. Interesting stuff for military historians and re-enactors.
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