For example, a mid-fifteenth-century collection of Latin Riddles, edited and discussed by Andrew Galloway, similarly shows a remarkable conflation of the learned and the erotic, as observed in the following logogriph (my translation): "Dimidium lune paradisi porcio quarta, / Et primum nardi faciunt loculos vacuari" (26) [Half of the moon (i.e., lu, the first syllable of lune) and the fourth portion of Paradise (i.e., pa), the first (part) of nardi (nards, i.e., nar), making the (other) compartments empty (i.e., discarding the remaining two letters of the word)].
In this sense, Eusebius's inclusion of the term "lena" therefore recalls subtype 3 as exemplified by the lupanar logogriph above.
This distinction is latent in the two Greek words for riddle, ainigma and griphos, and, after tracing the fortunes of the latter term, Cook briefly narrates the rise of particular species of griph-riddles, such as logogriph
(involving rearrangement of letters, as in anagrams and acrostics), rebus, and charade.
(47.) Barbauld wrote a variety of puzzle poems, including "Enigma," "Logogriph
," and at least six "riddle" poems.
The metalinguistic games involved here, the encoding and decoding of "riddles" or "secrets" within logogriphs
, palindromes, anagrams, and extensive punning (often bilingual), are as elaborate as any that one might encounter anywhere in the very extensive literature on riddles.