SteveM wrote:A Tarot de Marseille like death, woodcut illustration to 'Canta della e morte e piede' song of death on foot, Florence c.1513:
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=qOIR ... &q&f=false
(I have just 're-discovered' this, but I think MJHurst has discussed the image previously, I think over at AT, but I can't find it at the moment).
SteveM wrote:(I have just 're-discovered' this, but I think MJHurst has discussed the image previously, I think over at AT, but I can't find it at the moment).
jelt wrote:Hello, I find this on youtube :
http://www.youtube.com/user/esoteriques ... GbCNVSJv4c
Great job !
Petronius, Satirikon wrote:Some glass
bottles carefully sealed with gypsum were brought in at that instant; a
label bearing this inscription was fastened to the neck of each one:
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD.
While we were studying the labels, Trimalchio clapped his hands and
cried, "Ah me! To think that wine lives longer than poor little man.
Let's fill 'em up! There's life in wine and this is the real Opimian,
you can take my word for that. I offered no such vintage yesterday,
though my guests were far more respectable." We were tippling away and
extolling all these elegant devices, when a slave brought in a silver
skeleton, so contrived that the joints and movable vertebra could be
turned in any direction. He threw it down upon the table a time or two,
and its mobile articulation caused it to assume grotesque attitudes,
whereupon Trimalchio chimed in:
"Poor man is nothing in the scheme of things
And Orcus grips us and to Hades flings
Our bones! This skeleton before us here
Is as important as we ever were!
Let's live then while we may and life is dear."
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