A poem, which Asterion recites in Chapter 4 upon talking about the fate of mankind to toil. He says he heard a woman sing it in Hades, her husband wrote it for her when she died. He says it became a common song to sing.
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While you live, shine,
have no grief at all.
Life exists only for a short while
and Time demands his due.
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- Historicity- The Seikilos Epitaph is the oldest surviving musical composition, being found on a tombstone stele near Ephesus in modern-day Turkey.
- Many of the songs in Minotaur Hotel, including "Asterion Hums", Calliopea, And "Seikilos" are either direct covers or variations on this song.
- "Time demands his due" --Quoted by Asterion in Chapter 7's intro, and by the narrator in Chapter 13 intro and when Asterion goes to bed.