• Burning mirror as a myth

In these set of materials, the reading passage mainly focuses that Greeks did not use a burning mirror as a weapon and it is just a myth, while the listening material casts doubt notions stressed in the reading passage.

  • Greeks had advanced technology

First of all, the reading passage states that Greeks did not have advanced technology to build burning mirror. On the other hand, the listening passage reports that experiments showed that they were able to determine parabolic curvature. They had great math knowledge to calculate all working processes of burning mirror. This refutes the first claim of the reading passage.

  • Was it efficient as a gun?

In the second place, the reading argues that it takes long time set on fire and enemies moves in this time. However, the gun is not efficient. On the other hand, the listening passage reports that it is true that it takes ten minutes, if they built it from wood but they could do it from another material. For example, if they built it from stick pitch it moves in seconds. It could be quick enough. It also could be efficient in this situation. This refutes the second claim of the reading passage.

  • No Difference with Flaming Arrows

Last but not least, the reading contends that Greeks had already a similar weapon which called as flaming arrows and they did not need another one. On the other hand, the listening passage reports that these were not familiar. They calculated distance with mirror. When they saw enemies in the mirror, they started to fire and it was surprising for enemies. It was more efficient. This refutes the last claim of the reading passage.

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