In the long cloud in 305 BC, the besieged city had to fear. There was a fortress, the nine floors of which contained two catapults throwing stones of eighty-two kilograms, two for steles weighing twenty-seven kilos and two for thorn stones. And on top of metae p.
Its author was Epimachus of Athens, in djinch vlen vak was not the first.
In as a call for builders
Cloudy mountains were popularized, for example, in the ninth century BC by the Asyans, they were surrounded by a warm peak, with blood-stained lances at the top and battering rams at the bottom. After them, the army of one of the most mysterious and undeveloped ancient kingdoms, from the lands of the present-day northern Sdn, took over the practice. With the help of high buildings, which provided a suitable position for lutenkas and slingshots, she conquered, for example, the cities of Memphis and Hermopolis.
Several elms served. They gained a better position for the soldiers, who could fly much more effectively on the shields on the walls than on the ground. The attempt to gain access to the fortified wall was made possible by the lions who had pushed themselves out of the gate and who had a much safer route not even open to the high defensive wall. And they covered the wall with battering rams.
Both rivers were also used in ancient Greece, in 398 BC Dionysius of Syracuse conquered the city of Motya with them, and they were protected by the rivers of Alexander the Great. Not always in a hurry, one of Alexander’s clouds paid for the pitfalls and construction. The hanging lion, after which the soldiers were supposed to get to the Nepetel ramparts, did not survive and the soldiers found themselves on the ground.
We also know the names of some ancient Greek architects of those gigantic buildings, among them was the military builder Polyidus or Posidonius. According to Duncan B. Campbell, the author of a study of the ancient and ancient clouded zazens, they became a bit of a victim of their ambitions. The cloud cover was probably too big, because the builders tried to push the boundaries of their skills, pe.
Epimachus, the designer of the obelisk for the Macedonian king Demetrius and his stream to the city of Rhodes, was no exception. His hellepolis, hell conqueror revenge, was gigantic.
Ten meter catapult
First of all, they are preserved in those ancient sources and offer a quite detailed technical description of the active main object. According to one of the authors of the historian Diodro Sicilskho, its iron warehouse was twenty meters by twenty one. At the age of the monster, according to the legend, it was about forty meters tall, and it gradually grew smaller. Even this floor, according to the spring, sang inside the walls of cloudy Rhodes.
V moved on eight wheels, each of which was a meter wide, black and iron fenced. One of the springs mentions the ability to go not only forwards, but also to the sides. But it’s a mystery how well she could achieve that, Campbell’s study doubts.
Dmitri’s helepolis had nine floors and two stairs, one for moving up, the other for going down. On each floor, the shutters were padded against insect stings, and when opened, they provided good positions for the use of the many weapons that bled in them. And they were respectable mechanisms. The ground was covered with catapults ten meters long and four feet long. Machines for throwing stones surrounded the first and fourth floor, above them were the most diverse infantry units.
Such a huge colossus of a maiden brought with it several problems. At first, he could have been a victim of burnt armor, according to the source, his slaughter with iron plates was supposed to protect him. There was no wall to protect, on the contrary, it was equipped with vents so that you could breathe tolerably inside.
The second call was the movement of the giant. day of old the author does not indicate how this tke zazen shifted, l Campbell. Contrary to the assumption that the constructs went to the beam, they flew at two hundred mu, while hundreds of helepolis pushed from behind. Campbell doubts that it would be enough for him to operate the gnacho mechanism. Kadopdin noted that the monster’s movement was slow. Such massive machines had to move imperceptibly, during one day they only increased the distance between their front and rear wheels, court.
A place of discipline and perseverance
Even so, they often managed to breach the most formidable walls. After all, Demetrius got the nickname Poliokrts, i.e. the clouder of the city, also thanks to them. Even Epimachus’s monster pierced with powerful catapults did not help him just at the foot of Rhodes. Rhodes, a city-republic based on trade, proved to be a fierce competitor, despite the number of conquering armies.
the tonk failed to control the Rhodian city, the way to the city was not opened even by the massive flows on the walls. He did not attempt to break into the city through a passage dug under the walls, he failed to bribe one of the Rhodian commanders, Dmitri’s soldiers for the fortress let his men go, but they reported it to the city police, who killed the conqueror.
The defenders proved to be disciplined, brave and persistent. Neither Epimachus’s gigantic army, nor the men who were deployed with it to the walls, brought a turn in the protracted siege. At one point, with the help of Helepolis, the fortress was defeated, but only for Demetrius’s soldiers to find out that they had to retreat and be defenders outside unobserved, they built an inner fortification through the wall, on the server Antick svt.
Colossus of a monster
The details of the epic battle angam are unknown, there are two legends about its end. According to one, the armorers managed to force the deer to kill Hellepolis and to fill the pyres in the city to start a war. They extinguished the fog, but Dmitrios decided to stop the unique machine from the fight. According to the book of the city architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, it was different, the residents of Rhodes asked the city architect for help with the pacification of Hellepolis. He played a trick, according to his instructions, the defenders drove at night to the road, where, according to the builder, they were supposed to move to the walls the next day, mud, puddles, water will float in the floodplain. The trap howled, the helepolis knotted in the soft material during the course of the day.
In 304 BC, the famous weather forecaster promised that he would not enter Rhodes, neither with the help of his weather forecasters nor with his own weight. He signed a compromise agreement and left. Hellepolis let himself be guarded before the city gates.
The fate of the besiegers was symbolic with regard to the role of the conqueror and the relationship of the defender. Along with the other war machines and weapons that Dmtorios had left behind the city walls, Rhodt used them to build his own gigantic cannon. They sold what they had prepared for sale, and then had a statue of the sun god Helios built as a tribute to their surprising, unexpected birth. It is known as the Colossus of Rhodes, and molten iron rafts from Helepolis were also used in its construction.
Even the fate of the gigantic statue standing near the municipal building was not fortunate. In 226 BC, she broke her knees and died.