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Lasus and the Lipogram

[Originally published at the now defunct group blog explananda.com]


Posted on June 13, 2006
Tags: classics
From Podlecki’s paper “The Peripatetics as Literary Critics”:
To [Heraclides of Pontus], too, is ascribed the observation that Lasus of Hermione composed his Hymn to Demeter without sigmas.

Hey, that’s like that French dude. Since Lasus was 6th Cent. B.C., I wonder if that makes him the originator of the lipogram.