New Study Claims Catapult-Makers Were Celebrities

National Geographic: Serafina Cuomo, of Imperial College London's Centre for the History of Science, has written an article for the February 6, 2004 issue of "Science" claiming that catapult-makers were the "rock stars" of antiquity. "In antiquity, catapults not only changed the art of war, but also inaugurated a new era in the relations between political power and technical experts," said researcher Serafina Cuomo in an article for Science entitled "The Sinews of War: Ancient Catapults." Cuomo believes that catapult-builders were the star engineers of their time since the design required "an ingenious combination of geometry, physics, and technology."

To read the National Georgaphic article, click on the header above. To read Cuomo's article in Science, click on the URL below:

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/303/5659/771