~ Greek: βουστροφηδόν; from βοῦς, bous, “ox”
and στροφή, strophē, “turn,”,
connoting the way an ox ploughs a field.~




000 boustrophedonPhoto of the Gortyn Code Of Law (ca. 500 BCE) written in the boustrophedon form on the Wall Of Inscriptions in Knossos taken in Crete in October 1992.

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  1. “Written laws are like spider’s webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.” ~ Anacharsis

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