Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The Triumph of Death
At birth our death is sealed, and our end is consequent upon our beginning.Propertius 2.28.58 (tr. H.E. Butler):
nascentes morimur, finisque ab origine pendet.
Sooner or later death awaiteth all.These quotations appear at the bottom of The Triumph of Death, by Georg Pencz (1500-1550): recently fired all 122 of its docents.
longius aut propius mors sua quemque manet.