Boustrophedon


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Boustrophedon

 

a method of writing in which the first line is written from right to left, the second line from left to right, the third line again from right to left, and so on. Boustrophedon was used in Cretan, Hittite, South Arabic, Etruscan, and Greek writing.

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Ring composition, or classical Latin inclusio and medieval emboitement, as the device is also known, resembles architectonically a host of other small-scale or local tropes, figures, and graphic or acoustic games: the palindrome, the boustrophedon or mirror-spelled word, anadiplosis, the stanzaic corona, hysteron proteron, and, most important, antimetabole.
It is preponderantly right to left, with a few cases of boustrophedon (back and forth).