Encyclopedia > Scytale

  Article Content

Scytale

A scytale is a tool used to make a transposition cipher, consisting of a cylinder with a strip of paper wound around it. The recipient has a rod of the same diameter, on which he wraps the paper to read the message. The ancient Greeks, particularly, the Spartans, are said to have used this cypher to communicate during campaigns.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
International Boxing Hall Of Fame

... Dundee[?] Chris Dundee[?] Don Dunphy[?] Dan Duva[?] Lou Duva Aileen Eaton[?] Pierce Egan Nat Fleischer[?] Jack Fiske[?] Richard Kyle Fox[?] Dewey ...