Wednesday, October 13, 2021


The Triumph of Death

Manilius 4.16 (tr. G.P. Goold):
At birth our death is sealed, and our end is consequent upon our beginning.

nascentes morimur, finisque ab origine pendet.
Propertius 2.28.58 (tr. H.E. Butler):
Sooner or later death awaiteth all.

longius aut propius mors sua quemque manet.
These quotations appear at the bottom of The Triumph of Death, by Georg Pencz (1500-1550):
The illustration above comes from the Art Institute of Chicago, which recently fired all 122 of its docents.

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