I’m freaking out I don’t usually reblog this stuff but this is like incredible
Oms, a History major and a Classics major watching Rome and commenting on it. This is fun.
This is the Song of the Seikilos Epitaph, known as the oldest surviving full piece of musical notation, or the oldest fully documented song in human history. Etched onto a tomb, it is simple and beautiful, and interestingly enough, the subject of its lyrics is about the fleetingness of life.
Hoson zēs, phainou
Mēden holōs sy lypou;
Pros oligon esti to zēn
To telos ho chronos apaitei
(translated to English)
While you live, shine
Don’t suffer anything at all;
Life exists only a short while
And time demands its toll.
Amazing what survives, what part of humanity resists the decay of the ages. I’m fascinated with this, and I very much wanted to share it with you all.
Adventure Time Illustrations - Created by Ryoma Tazi
A mouth-watering fuck-ton of hand references.
[From various sources]