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Hi Pete

I didn’t know the existence of this amazing object, but I knew another curious object which is called the magic square of Glocester (see the figure below). This is a Roman inscription found at Gloucester in 1868, but there are other magic squares in other parts of the Empire. It is some kind of enygma or crosswords, with the combination of four special words (one of them is a palyndrom and the the rest are bifrontal). No one has found the meaning of the word “arepo”, not the whole meaning of the sentence, if it was a sentence. Perhaps it was just a game; we don’t know for sure.

ROTAS
OPERA
TENET
AREPO
SATOR

More information about this square in:
[en.wikipedia.org] and also in <[digitalcommons.butler.edu];

Best regards,
Titus Livius



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Roman dodecahedron may remain a mystery forever. 698 Pete Vanderzwet 28-Jun-11 21:19
The magic square of Glocester 225 Titus Livius 29-Jun-11 08:26
Re: Roman dodecahedron may remain a mystery forever. 234 michael seabrook 29-Jun-11 10:42
a picture of one from the site, plus solution ? 266 michael seabrook 30-Jun-11 07:57
Re: a picture of one from the site, plus solution ? 294 NetWorkAngel 30-Jun-11 23:24
Re: a picture of one from the site, plus solution ? 231 Pete Vanderzwet 01-Jul-11 02:11
Re: Roman dodecahedron may remain a mystery forever. 253 Pete Vanderzwet 29-Jun-11 19:50
Reminds me of the head of a medieval mace 296 Sherman Peabody 29-Jun-11 20:36
Re: Reminds me of the head of a medieval mace 221 Pete Vanderzwet 29-Jun-11 22:43
Distribution Map (partial) 288 Dr. Troglodyte 29-Jun-11 23:21
Re: Distribution Map (partial) 214 Pete Vanderzwet 29-Jun-11 23:40
Re: Distribution Map (partial) 315 JonnyMcA 30-Jun-11 08:22
Re: Distribution Map (partial) 244 Loki74 30-Jun-11 12:36
Re: Distribution Map (partial) 198 shroud 30-Jun-11 16:36
Re: Distribution Map (partial) 189 Pete Vanderzwet 30-Jun-11 20:33
Re: Distribution Map (partial) 251 Lothur 16-Jul-11 22:46
Re: Distribution Map (partial) 217 Pete Vanderzwet 17-Jul-11 11:13
Re: Roman dodecahedron may remain a mystery forever. 238 Nolondil 17-Jul-11 23:42
Re: Roman dodecahedron may remain a mystery forever. 252 Me 25-Sep-11 00:56
Re: Roman dodecahedron may remain a mystery forever. 411 Malankhkare 31-Jan-12 07:16


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