Polido de Tesalia

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Polido de Tesalia o Poliído de Tesalia (en griego Πολύειδος ὁ Θεσσαλός, el "que sabe mucho") fue un ingeniero militar griego que trabajó para Filipo II, que hizo mejoras en el ariete acorazado (testudo arietaria) cuando Filipo puso sitio a Bizancio en el año 340 a. C. Sus discípulos fueron Diades de Pela y Carias, quienes sirvieron en las campañas de Alejandro Magno. Polido inventó la helépolis.[1]

Referencias[editar]

  1. Campbell, p. 4. "On campaign, Phillip was accompanied by engineers, one of whom, Polyidus of Thessaly, allegedly developed different types of battering ram. The same engineer was also remembered as the builder of a giant siege tower (helepolis) at Byzantium during Philip's siege of 340 BC. Alexander routinely utilised siege machinery, and several of his engineers are also known by name, emphasising, the esteem in which they were held. Indeed, a pupil of Polyidus, named Diades, was known as 'the man who took Tyre with Alexander' in 332 BC."

Bibliografía[editar]

  • Vitruvius X. 19. s. 13. §3.
  • Campbell, Duncan B. Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363. Osprey Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-84176-605-4