Seikilos Epitaph (Anonymous)

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Publisher. Info. Stone engraving, n.d.[1st century AD].
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Misc. Notes Funeral marble tomb from Asia Minor: 61x20.5cm (25.5cm on the bottom).
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Copyist Nikolaos-Laonikos Psimikakis-Chalkokondylis (b.1989)
Publisher. Info. laonikos.com, 2009 (rev. 2013)
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Misc. Notes This is a short introduction to the history and music of the Seikilos Epitaph, including a fascimile of the inscription.
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General Information

Work Title Seikilos Epitaph
Alternative. Title Marble stele, DK-Kn(?) Inv. 14897
Composer Anonymous
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 200 BC - 100 AD
Librettist Skolion songs
Language Ancient Greek
Piece Style Ancient
External Links Wikipedia article


Misc. Comments

This is the oldest (complete) composition known today. It is currently located in the National Museum of Denmark, in Copenhagen.

Ancient Greek Music: Sources

Classical Period

  • Eleusis inv. 907
  • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Comp. 63 f.
  • Papyrus Vienna G 2315
  • Papyrus Leiden inv. P. 510

Early Hellenistic Period

  • Papyrus Ashm. inv. 89B/31, 33
  • Papyrus Ashm. inv. 89B/29-32
  • Papyrus Hibeh 231
  • Papyrus Zeno 59533
  • Papyrus Vienna G 29825 a/b (1)
  • Papyrus Vienna G 29825 a/b (2)
  • Papyrus Vienna G 29825 c
  • Papyrus Vienna G 29825 d-f
  • Papyrus Vienna G 13763/1494
  • Papyrus Berlin 6870
  • Epidaurus, SEG 30. 390

Late Hellenistic Period

  • Delphi inv. 494-526
  • Delphi inv. 214-1591
  • Mylasa inv. 3

Roman Period

  • Copenhagen inv. 14897 (Seikilos Epitaph)
  • Venetus Marcianus app. cl. VI 10
  • Papyrus Oxy. 2436
  • Papyrus Oslo 1413 (1)
  • Papyrus Oslo 1413 (2)
  • Papyrus Yale (CtYBR) inv. 4510
  • Papyrus Michigan 2958
  • Papyrus Oxy. 3704
  • Papyrus Oxy. 4461-5
  • Papyrus Berlin 6870 + 14097
  • Papyrus Oxy. 3161
  • Papyrus Oxy. 3162
  • Papyrus Oxy. 3705
  • Papyrus Oxy. 4466-7
  • Papyrus Oxy. 1786
  • Papyrus MS. Schoyen 2260
  • Papyrus Michigan inv. 1250