Zanzibar found the map to the vast library to be complex, byzantine, and virtually impossible to understand. Even the process by which he could check out books proved too layered, complicated, and byzantine to be followed clearly. After retracing his steps again and again along the byzantine, elaborate shelves of books for hours, he left more confused than ever about the winding ways of that literary world.
Quiz: What does it mean when something is byzantine?
- It is too complex to be understood with clarity.
- It follows a winding path that loops back on itself.
- It refers to a time long ago that is hard to relate to today.