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SOUNDTRACK

The accompanying cd, is an exquisite soundtrack including sounds of

– the Greek nature, during the four seasons

– Ancient music instruments, such as harp, flute, cymbals etc

– Pythagora’s «harmony of the spheres»

– Exclamations “evoi-evan”, meaning in ancient Greek “be healthy” or “be happy”, whereas today it means “cheers”

All these preface and surround the only rescued musical composition of Seikilos, from 200 b.C., which was found curved on a marble tombstone.

SEIKILOS LYRICS

Hoson zēs phainou, mēden holōs sy lypou, pros oligon esti to zēn, to telos ho chromos apaitei.

While you live, shine, have no grief at all, life exists only for a short while, and time demands its toll.