Boustrophedon

Entertainment / Literature / Boustrophedon: (Greek, 'as the ox turns while plowing') A method of writing in which the text is read alternately from left to right on odd numbered lines and then read right to left in even numbered lines. Some early Greek texts are written in this manner, including Solon's laws. This contrasts with English convention (left-to-right), Hebrew convention (right to left), and various Oriental conventions (top to bottom).

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