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The Siege of Masada - Rome Conquers Impossible

Episode Summary

The siege of Masada saw some truly amazing feats of Roman engineering, logistical organization, and deadly dedication. For the trapped Jewish Sicarri inside the city this was to be their final act of defiance in a failed revolt. A battering ram, siege tower, and a still standing agger all played a role in the capturing of a city most thought impregnable. Thanks to Tri-Tachyon for the song!

Episode Notes

The siege of Masada saw some truly amazing feats of Roman engineering, logistical organization, and deadly dedication. For the trapped Jewish Sicarri inside the city this was to be their final act of defiance in a failed revolt. A battering ram, siege tower, and a still standing agger all played a role in the capturing of a city most thought impregnable.

Sources -

The War Chronicles by Cummins

Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World by Amber Printing

Roman Warfare By Godlsworthy

The Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes by Hastings

Thanks to Tri-Tachyon for the song!