Wes Callihan talks about the fascinating mention of a “Greek flamethrower” in Thucydides in 424 B.C. This is much before the “Greek fire” the Byzantines used nearly 1,000 years later!

This clip is an excerpt from “Greeks: The Histories,” part of “Old Western Culture: A Christian Approach to the Great Books,” a highschool (and above) video course designed for the homeschool.

The Greek flamethrower was amazing similar to the more advanced "Greek fire" used nearly 1,000 years later by the Byzantines.
The Greek flamethrower was amazing similar to the more advanced “Greek fire” used nearly 1,000 years later by the Byzantines.
Here is the entry from the "Guide to the Art" which explains more of the history. Click to enlarge.
Here is page 14 and 15 ¬†from the “Guide to the Art” (booklet included with DVD). Click to enlarge.

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