mente videbori
Title page of ‘Minerva Britanna’, by George Peacham, London 1612

A hand emerges from behind a theatre curtain and writes something. It’s upside down – what does it say?

‘MENTE.VIDEBORI’ – Latin: ‘By the mind I shall be seen’

Turns out its also an anagram – in Latin. See if you can work it out.

If you’d like a bit of help, the anagram begins NOM TIBI (your name is)….

The anagram tells us his name.

But whose? According to the image: a writer hides behind the curtains of the theatre.


Author: Paul Dunbar

I have worked in international schools for the past 15 years, teaching English Literature and Theory of Knowledge in Amsterdam, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. I'm also a musician, and a bit of a writer. Since 2001 I have come to question literally everything, the default position for an uncrippled epistemologist.

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