isopsephism

isopsephism

the numerical equality between words or lines of verse according to the ancient Greek notation, in which each letter receives a corresponding number. — isopsephic, adj.
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The introduction includes discussions of the history of excavations in Smyrna, the pictorial graffiti, healing of the eyes, isopsephisms of desire, and word-play: word squares and riddles.
These include intricate word squares and isopsephisms. Such variety, Bagnall argues, makes it unhelpful to presume that graffiti belonged only to a lower social world of marginal literacy.