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On the origin of the rotas-sator square

Duncan Fishwick

On the origin of the rotas-sator square

by Duncan Fishwick

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Published by Harvard Theological Review in [Cambridge, Mass.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rotas-sator square.,
  • Rebuses.,
  • Christian antiquities.

  • Edition Notes

    Reprinted from The Harvard Theological Review, v. 57, no. 1, Jan. 1964.

    StatementDuncan Fishwick.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. [39]-53.
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18885522M

    Found buried in the ruins of Pompeii is a bit of graffiti with some magic to it. In this square, you can read forwards, backwards, up, or down, and still get. African Studies American Studies Ancient Near East and Egypt Art History Asian Studies Book History and Cartography Biblical Studies Classical Studies Education.

      The word Arepo mentioned on the square appears to be the name of a person, perhaps of Egyptian origin. The most common translation of the text is: "The farmer Arepo has [as] works wheels [a plough]". It is puzzling that similar representations of the Sator Square have been found in .   Serious investigation of the origin and nature of the Rotas-Sator square began in with the publication of Köhler’s historical survey in Zeitschrift für Ethnologie.1 A vigorous and protracted debate has been illuminated from time to time by the brilliant researches of modem archaeology; but despite almost eighty years of academic controversy no conclusive solution has yet been found to.

    The history of this square is not unimportant as it will loosen your surities and cause The Rotas Sator square can be said to be a veiled 5x5 magic square and if we fill the square with the magic numbers His book called “The Secret of the Runes”, was published in The Sator Square, ancestor of crosswords, is a famous word square in Latin. It is a word square containing a Latin palindrome featuring the words SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS written in a square so that they may be read top-to-bottom, bottom-to-top, left-to-right, and right-to-left. Note that a word square is a special case of acrostic.


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the mithraic origin and meanings of the rotas-sator square Pages: 1–38 APPENDIXCited by: 1. "BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE ROTAS-SATOR/SATOR-ROTAS SQUARE" published on 01 Jan by Brill. rotas sator The earliest archaeological evidence for the use of sator squares has been dated to the 1 st century A.D., in examples found in the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in southern Italy, but to this day, scholars remain divided on the question of the sator square’s precise origin and purpose.

In printer and chapbook seller, Pennsylvanian John or Johann Hohman published German and English versions of a book of spells, charms and remedies called 'The Long Lost Friend' or 'The Long Hidden Friend'.

On the page reproduced below, we find in charm number the Sator Square, used 'To Quench Fire Without Water'. The Sator Square is a combination of a palindrome where the words read the same backwards and forwards and, in this case, line by line either vertically or horizontally and a cryptogram where all the words are written in such a form or order that a key is required to understand the sense.

This SATOR-ROTAS word square is a very old magical formula dating from at least the 1st centry c.e. It is also called the "Rotas-Sator square," and its ultimate origin is unknown. Likely, this Latin charm originated during the early Roman empire.

It was found as a graffito at the Roman town of Herculaneum, under the vulcanic mud of Vesuvius. The odds for the Sator square to consist of this, unintentionally, are considered highly improbable, and therefore, believed to be meaningful.

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Sator Square. The Sator square or Sator Arepo is a Christian enigma beyond words. The earliest known appearance of the square was found in the ruins of Pompeii and is thought to be a hidden way for early Christians to signal their presence to each without fear of exposing themselves to persecution.

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Mithraic origin and meanings of the rotas-sator square. Leiden, Brill, "Preliminary material" published on 01 Jan by Brill. The original "Rotas Square" was later made into the 'Sator Square'.

"Sator square" The Sator square is a Latin graffito found at numerous sites throughout the Roman Empire (e.g. Pompeii, Dura-Europos) and elsewhere (United Kingdom). It is a palindrome-(theory) which forms a word square that may be read in any direction (with theories).

See Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas for alternative details. The Linked Data Service provides access to commonly found standards and vocabularies promulgated by the Library of Congress. This includes data values and the controlled vocabularies that house them. Datasets available include LCSH, BIBFRAME, LC Name Authorities, LC Classification, MARC codes, PREMIS vocabularies, ISO language codes, and more.- Explore Adrienne Loska's board "SATOR square" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Square, Magic squares, Word squares pins.The Sator-Rotas Square is an ancient charm of great power and mystery. The earliest example was discovered scratched on a wall in the buried city of Pompeii and dated back to the first century AD. Although used by early Christian Mystics as a magical charm the square has surfaced in cultures and religions all over the world.