Fun With Crypto — Keeping Secrets
[From Ancient Greek Warriors, Enemies of the Roman Empire,
Medieval English Kings, and Modern Superpowers]

Jonathan A. Poritz

Eventually, I'll port this to HTML, but at the moment it is only available as PDF or, for those who want to remix, in the original LATEX source.

Here is the PDF version.

And here are the files one needs to make this with LATEX:

  1. The actual source: funwithcrypto.tex.
  2. Required image files:
    1. CC-BY.pdf
    2. gauss.pdf
    3. greece_map.pdf
    4. rome_map.pdf
    5. Scytale.pdf
    6. world_map.pdf

In addition, the following files have examples the group was intended to download for some active engagement:

  1. caesar.html
  2. challenge.html
  3. ciphertext.html
  4. harder.html
  5. histo.html

On my machine, which is running Linux Mint "18.3 (Sylvia)" and which has a quite complete suite of texlive packages (including, crucially, texlive-base and texlive-latex-base; other required LATEX packages will be obvious to anyone who knows LATEX when looking at the \includepackage commands in the funwithcrypto.tex source file), at the command line, I do the following in a directory containing the above files:

          pdflatex funwithcrypto
          pdflatex funwithcrypto

If you want just to download one archive with all of those files in it, you could use either of the following two choices: