Posted by Yiannis Tsakos (chalkida, Greece) on 7 July 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.
right click and open in a new tab : SAVAE - Song of Seikilos (1st century Greek song)
As long as you live, shine
Let nothing grieve you beyond measure
For your life is short, and time will claim its tribute.
The song, the melody of which is recorded, alongside its lyrics, in the ancient Greek musical notation, was found engraved on a tombstone, near Aidin, Turkey (not far from Ephesus). The find has been dated variously from around 200 BC to around AD 100.
Also on the tombstone is an indication that states:
I am a tombstone, an icon. Seikilos placed me here as an everlasting sign of deathless remembrance.