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  • The "vineae" were burnt, great numbers of the besiegers were killed and wounded, they nearly killed one of the consuls-the authorities do not give his name - after he had fallen from his horse severely wounded.

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

  • Quis est quod debui ultra facere vineae meae, et non faci ei?


  • Apparatus, maps, plans of sieges, etc., military engines, should be used; for example, the line of march in one of Cæsar's campaigns in Gaul, the columns of the two armies, and all the testudos, vineae and battering rams which were employed.

    History of the University of North Carolina. Volume I: From its Beginning to the Death of President Swain, 1789-1868

  • His mounds were completed and his vineae in full working order and he was on the point of bringing his battering-rams up to the walls when the sudden arrival of a body of Aetolians compelled him to desist.

    The History of Rome, Vol. IV

  • The Romans brought their vineae and battering rams close up to the wall, protecting themselves with their shield-roof; the king's troops poured in a hail of missiles from their ballistae and catapults of every description.

    The History of Rome, Vol. IV

  • A raised way had been carried up to the city, and the vineae had almost been placed in contact with the walls, but more attention had been devoted to their construction by day than to their protection by night.

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

  • The vineae were repaired and the other vast works were made good, and when everything was ready for the soldiers to mount the walls, the place surrendered.

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

  • Suddenly the gates were flung open and an enormous multitude, armed mostly with torches, flung the flaming missiles on to the works, and in one short hour the flames consumed both the raised way and the vineae, the work of so many days.

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

  • What need to describe the towers, the vineae, the testudines, and the other engines used in storming cities?

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

  • Claudius brought up the two newly-raised legions, and after disbanding the old army with its generals, invested the town and proceeded to attack it with the vineae.

    The History of Rome, Vol. VI


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