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Image from an illuminated manuscript, the Madrid Skylitzes, showing Greek fire in use against the fleet of the rebel en:Thomas the Slav

The caption above the left ship reads, στόλος Ρωμαίων πυρπολῶν τὸν τῶν ἐναντίων στόλον, i.e. "the fleet of the Romans setting ablaze the fleet of the enemies".
Date 12th century
date QS:P,+1150-00-00T00:00:00Z/7
Source Codex Skylitzes Matritensis, Bibliteca Nacional de Madrid, Vitr. 26-2, Bild-Nr. 77, f 34 v. b. (taken from Pászthory, p. 31)
Author Unknown authorUnknown author
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Emmerich Pászthory: "Über das 'Griechische Feuer'. Die Analyse eines spätantiken Waffensystems", Antike Welt, Vol. 17, No. 2 (1986), pp. 27–38


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