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.
Ancient History Encyclopedia
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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/
Encyclopedia, Ancient H. "The Oldest Complete Song from Ancient Greece." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 08, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/video/626/.
Encyclopedia, Ancient H. "The Oldest Complete Song from Ancient Greece." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Jun 2015. Web. 17 Jan 2021.