Re: boustrophedon more current, not ancient?

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Wed Dec 20 2000 - 18:23:19 EST

On Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at 01:02 PM,

> On 12/20/2000 02:26:24 PM Elaine Keown wrote:
>> Literally 'boustrophedon' refers to how an ox plows a field.
> And I think that has always been understood in the context of writing to
> mean with successive lines running in alternate directions (regardless
> of
> the direction in which lines follow one another in a paragraph). For
> vertical text, the would mean TTB, BTT, TTB, etc. I have never heard of
> boustrophedon used for vertical text.

That's what happens when a crab plows a field; I guess one would call it

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