Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ancient Greek Death Music

This is the oldest known complete song, the Epitaph of Seikilos:


While you live, shine 
Don't suffer anything at all; 
Life exists only a short while 
And time demands its toll.

1 comment:

  1. I'd never heard that. Amazing. I suppose I've been languishing too long in 13th century Portuguese music celebrating virginal miracles. -knavish
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1VfWIKpbdA

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