The Oldest Complete Song from Ancient Greece

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Video

Jan van der Crabben
by Ancient History Encyclopedia
published on 08 June 2015

The Seikilos Stele contains the the oldest complete song and dates to c.100 BCE. This video explores how the stele was found and how the song sounds; it is sung at 2:28

As long as you live,
shine forth do not at all grieve,
Life exists for a short while,
Time takes its course.

Hoson zēis phainou
mēden holōs su lupou
pros oligon esti to zēn
to telos ho chronos apaitei.

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Encyclopedia, A. H. (2015, June 08). The Oldest Complete Song from Ancient Greece. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/626/the-oldest-complete-song-from-ancient-greece/

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