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By Szymański, Mikołaj; Petrain, David; Kwapisz, Jan

In may possibly 2011, a convention on riddles and note video games in Greek and Latin poetry happened on the Institute of Classical experiences of the collage of Warsaw. The convention used to be meant as an open discussion board the place experts operating in several fields of classical reports may possibly meet to debate the numerous manifestations of riddles and different technopaegnia - either phrases being understood commonly to surround the complete variety of play with language in classical antiquity, in line with the use made up of the 2 phrases in historic and early glossy theoretical discussions. This quantity bargains revised types of the papers awarded through the convention. Contributions by means of students from Europe and the us deal with a couple of interconnected themes, together with: historic and sleek makes an attempt to formulate a definition of the riddle; poetic video games at Greek symposia; experimentation with language in overdue classical poetry; riddles within the e-book cultures of the Hellenistic age and overdue antiquity; the capabilities of note video games carved in stone, written on papyrus, or inscribed at the wall as graffiti; authors famed for his or her obscurity, akin to Heraclitus and Lycophron; wordplay in Neo-Latin poetry; oracles, magic squares, trend poetry, palindromes and acrostichs

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