Anna Comnena has partly drawn aside the curtain.
(Alexiad. l. xiii. p. 383).
Elsewhere (l. xi. p. 336) she mentions the property of burning, Leo, in the xixth chapter of his Tactics (Opera Meursii, tom. vi. p. 843, edit. Lami, Florent. 1745), speaks of the new invention of
These are genuine and Imperial testimonies.