Greek fire

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A Byzantine ship uises Greek fire against a ship o the rebel, Thomas the Slav, 821. 12t century illustration frae the Madrid Skylitzes

Greek fire wis an incendiary wappen uised bi the Eastren Roman (Byzantine) Empire. The Byzantines teepically uised it in naval battles tae great effect, as it could continue burnin while floatin on watter. It providit a technological advantage an wis responsible for mony key Byzantine militar victories, maist notably the salvation o Constantinople frae twa Arab sieges, thus securin the Empire's survival.