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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.
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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.

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