Secret Language/Codes/Magical Language
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Abstract

The ancient Greeks developed steganography and cryptography to keep written words safe from prying eyes. The former relied on the advantage of obscurity, the latter employed linguistic and mathematical means to protect information. Albeit from a slightly different point of view, covert messages were also delivered by oracles, of which the most famous was at Delphi. The responses of oracles were believe…

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Lucio Melazzo, “Secret Language/Codes/Magical Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000313>
First published online: 2013



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