Talk:Onager (siege weapon)

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More info needed[edit]

more info needed

Can someone blend this with mangonel? These are the same thing! tofor

An onager did not fire at the same angle as a mangonel, a mangonel fired at an angle so the projectiles could clear walls, whereas an onager fired straight forward.
Still, they're similar (at least similar enough that Age of Empires II makes the onager available as an upgrade to the mangonel). I agree with the merge. --Gray PorpoisePhocoenidae, not Delphinidae 20:54, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't give a Dodo Bird about age of empires, but a onager and a mangonel are not the same thing!-- Lee Tru. 00:57, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Creation Date[edit]

How about someone mention when onagers were invented? Seems to be a pretty basic piece of information.

Actually, I think I'll mark this a stub. It seems rather short. --Simetrical 01:24, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Nice Picture Available[edit]

There is a nice picture available in another Wiki. See [1]. I don't know how to add it to the english article, can anybody help? Gaius Cornelius 18:02, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

It has been done!

Category:Roman siege engines vs. Category:Siege engines[edit]

Category:Roman siege engines is itself a category within Category:Siege engines. — Robert Greer (talk) 04:02, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Ammianus Quote[edit]

The quote given from Ammianus Marcellinus is misleading, at best. In the direct latin translation, the great historian does not mention use of Greek Fire in conjunction with the onager (or, indeed, at all throughout his Antiquities). I suggest finding a more accurate translation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:14, 20 April 2009 (UTC)