The modern dichotomy between the languages of word and number has obscured one basic feature of early European literature-the deliberate use of number-based designs. We are discovering such designs where we least expect them.
Hart, Thomas Elwood
"Poetry, Mathematics, and the Liberal Arts Tradition,"
Syracuse Scholar (1979-1991):
1, Article 12.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/suscholar/vol3/iss1/12