Epitaph found in Vatican encourages Hedonism

“Tivoli is my home town, Flavius Agricola my name . . . Friends who read this, do my bidding. Mix the wine, drink deep, wreathed in flowers, and do not refuse to pleasure pretty girls. When death comes, earth and fire devour all.

-epitaph of Flavius Agricola

via Funerary Monument of Flavius Agricola | Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Good advice inscribed on the Falvius Agricola’s sarcophagus, which was discovered in 1623 beneath the Vatican floor.

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