Ancient greek philosophy behind them is a fire, and small puppets or trinkets of various things—horses, stones, people, and so forth—are being moved in front. One of the most notable uses of the phalanx was at the battle of marathon (490 bce) where the greek hoplites advanced in formation `at a run' (according to herodotus) and decimated the lightly armed persian infantry (a tactic later employed, in 480 bce, at the decisive battle of platea. One reason armalite started designing its firearms this way is because the us air force wanted a rifle that it could store in the survival kits of its airplanes armalite answered the call with its ar-5, a bolt-action rifle that shot a 22 hornet round. The weapon is supposedly so powerful it can set flammable clothes on fire, igniting the wearer, or burn through a gas tank and spark the fuel inside to cause an explosion.
Greek fire was a liquid flame projected through siphons that was capable of burning even on water not only were its effects devastating, it also dampened the morale of enemies who had never seen this fearsome weapon before. As a result, the use of the siege weapon and its handheld counterparts began to drop in favor of the simpler and cheaper onager and the more efficient springald the springald was similar to a ballista, but used inward swinging arms. Greek fire was such a devastating weapon that the exact composition of a greek fire recipe was a closely guarded secret there were various formula for creating greek fire some accounts of greek fire suggest that petroleum and oil was used as an ingredient.
Some of the original names it was known by include liquid fire, marine fire, artificial fire and roman fire the latter was most probably due to the fact that the muslims (against whom the weapon was most commonly used) believed the byzantines to be roman rather than greek. Aeschylus, prometheus bound (extant play), prometheus unbound, prometheus fire-bringer, prometheus fire-kindler (lost plays) (greek tragedy c5th bc) : aeschylus' prometheus bound was the second of a trilogy of plays describing the story of the titan prometheus. The intellectual roots of critical thinking are as ancient as its etymology, traceable, ultimately, to the teaching practice and vision of socrates 2,500 years ago who discovered by a method of probing questioning that people could not rationally justify their confident claims to knowledge confused. Knowledge of the reasoning behind the exhibition, however, sheds light on far more than its title and quadripartite structure so a culture based on abstract reasoning , or on various metaphysical precepts, may itself be simply a product of evolutionary change.
The description is the meaning and history write-up for the name separate search terms with spaces search for an exact phrase by surrounding it with double quotes example: lord of the rings will match names from the novel 'the lord of the rings. Anaklusmos (greek for riptide) is the prized sword of percy jackson that is made of celestial bronze, a material that is only deadly on gods, demigods, titans, giants, and monsters. Greek firefighters battled the flames throughout the night the worst fire broke out east of athens near the town of rafina other fires raged west of athens in kineta and to the north, around the. The amazon women: is there any truth behind the myth strong and brave, the amazons were a force to be reckoned with in greek mythology—but did the fierce female warriors really exist. I would add a little to the above though the gun was selected by the us for its improvement in anti-armor lethality over the 37mm, it was initially a little disappointing in british service in the anti-tank role due to defects in the m61 ammunition.
Latinized form of the greek name 'αγνη (hagne), derived from greek 'αγνος meaning chaste saint agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the roman emperor diocletian saint agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the roman emperor diocletian. Greek fire, a combustible material for setting fire to enemy ships, was invented in the 7th century or earlierthe various compounds passing under the name used a blend of some of the following: pitch, oil, charcoal, sulfur, phosphorus, and salt. As a weapon, the tail is extremely efficient, as it is long enough to attack from great distance and can be used in a variety of ways for example, in alien vs predator, a xenomorph used its tail to knock the legs out from under a yautja before trying to stab it. Prometheus was the son of the titan iapetus and the oceanid clymeneeven though a titan himself, together with his brother epimetheus, he sided with zeus during the titanomachy. Miller, 307 us 174, does not limit the right to keep and bear arms to militia purposes, but rather limits the type of weapon to which the right applies to those used by the militia, ie, those in common use for lawful purposes pp 47-54.
Its words have fueled centuries of debate - and not until 2008 did the supreme court clearly back an individual's right to keep a weapon at home for self-defense. Various types of catapults have been used by the greeks, romans, and chinese the first catapults were early attempts to increase the range and power of a crossbow diodorus siculus, a greek historian, was the first to document the use of a mechanical arrow firing catapult (early ballista) in 399 bc. The lore of destiny's prometheus lens has two possibly parallels to the greek myth: first, it apparently contains a crystal that creates a fiery laser, created by the cryptarchs for use by guardians. Ares is the greek god of war his symbols include the boar, dog, wolf, spear, sword, and vulture his roman counterpart is mars ares is one of the few children of the olympian gods zeus and hera.
Greek fire was an incendiary weapon used by the eastern roman (byzantine) empire that was first developed c 672the byzantines typically used it in naval battles to great effect, as it could continue burning while floating on water.