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Who Invented Catapults

Medieval Catapult

The catapult was invented in 399B.C by Dionysus the Elder, ruler of the Greek town of Syracus in Sicily. Dionysus devised the catapult as a warfare weapon to be used against the Carthaginians. The design of the early catapults was very similar to crossbows as they were the only inspiration available then. Dionysus gathered a team of accompolished artisans for developing the Catapult. He showered his artisans with extravagant gifts and huge salaries in lieu […]