June 29 2010: A classical scholar at Manchester University has discovered hidden mathematical and musical codes in the works of Plato. The article doesn't go into a lot of detail, so it's hard to say whether the "secret messages" are just a literary device akin to rhyming or foreshadowing, or if they really convey some deeper hidden messages.
Game and Story Use
- Like Coded Myth, there could be alchemy, magic, secrets of the ancient astronauts or mystery cults or who knows what else, hidden in the works of Plato.
- In a Cthulhu game, the secrets could be related to the Cthulhu Mythos. Deciphering the code could result in a sanity loss, or unlock even worse things man was not meant to know. On the other hand, reading Plato without knowing the secret code could be the actual danger. Perhaps anyone with a classical education is vulnerable to indoctrination by cults.
- The codes have to do with the ancient greek musical scale which had 12 notes unlike our 8-note modern scales.