ballistae are constructed on varying principles to produce an identical result.
In this way the blows of ballistae and the force of fires will be repelled by them.
It is said that from the ballistae stones weighing one hundred pounds could be sent half a mile.
But Belisarius placed upon the towers engines which they call "ballistae."
They are usually classed as (a) catapults and (b) ballistae (λιθοβόλοι).
I have now given those symmetrical proportions of ballistae and catapults which I thought most useful.
Their ballistae threw stones, weighing a hundred weight, a distance of a quarter of a mile.