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scytale

(ˈskɪtəliː)
n
(Historical Terms) Greek history a tool used to transmit secret messages by way of wrapping a strip of leather around a cylinder and writing on it. The leather is then unwound and must be wrapped around a cylinder of the same size to read the message. Used by the Ancient Greeks, particularly the Spartans
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Following successful trials, Avanti and GRC will deploy secure high data-rate communications across Avanti's High Throughput Satellites, HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2, using GRC's very small (man-pack and SCYTALE) terminal solution.
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Another ancient way (first used in the fifth century B.C.) to send messages is to use a scytale (cylinder) method.
Anilius scytale (Linnaeus 1758), Mastigodryas boddaerti (Sentzen 1796), Taeniophallus occipitalis (Jan 1863), Micrurus filiformis (Gunther 1859), Chironius fuscus (Linnaeus 1758) y Leptophis ahaetulla (Linnaeus 1758) fueron recolectadas por particulares, por lo que no fue posible saber en que horarios fueron colectadas.
(53.) See, e.g., SIMON SINGH, THE CODE BOOK 8-9 (2000) for a discussion of the existence of evidence that the Spartans used a system of secret writing called the scytale in 400 BC.
The Scytale method was used by the ancient Greeks to communicate in their military campaigns.
The Greeks were interested in such cryptography, and the Spartans used a system called the scytale. This was a staff around which a strip of leather or parchment was wound; the message was written on this, and then unwound leaving what would appear to be a meaningless series of letters.
The false coral pipe snake (Anilius scytale), found in Amazonian South America, feeds on other snakes, lizards and infant rodents.