The Seikilos epitaph - panem et circenses

10 Echo

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Track taken from the 2022 Lp, Cancer.

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Explicit notes Found during excavations in Turkey around 1883, the Seikilos epitaph, is recognized as being the oldest surviving complete musical composition found so far including text, melodic and rhythmic notation. panem et circenses - "Bread and circuses" is a metonymic phrase referring to superficial appeasement. It is attributed to Juvenal, a Roman poet active in the late first and early second century CE. It was Juvenal that coined this system, a mechanism of influential power over the Roman mass. "Panem et Circensus", was the formula for the well-being of the population, and thus a political strategy.