The Oldest Complete Song from Ancient Greece

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Jan van der Crabben
by Ancient History Encyclopedia
published on 08 June 2015
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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. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/626/

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