poliorcetics


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poliorcetics

(ˌpɒlɪəˈsɛtɪks)
n
the science of siegecraft

poliorcetics

the art of siegecraft. — poliorcetic, adj.
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Among the subjects included in this singular catalogue are: lyric and epic poetry, drama, theology, civil and canon law, political science, geology, grammar and orthography, cosmography, astronomy, geometry, trigonometry, arithmetic, physics, metallurgy, navigation, poliorcetics (i.
The multitude of methods involved in taking a strongpoint -- starving, mining, storming, bombardment, treachery, bribery, ruse and, most usually of all, negotiations -- indicate how large a branch of conflict poliorcetics (siege warfare) is.