Re: [Glorantha]Ancient atheists

From: Henk Langeveld <hlangeveld_at_mailworks.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 22:24:05 +0100


It's an interesting quote.
Is it possible to cite a source for that epitaph? Who was this Enculpus, where is that monument?

I tried Google, but it only turned up the Glorantha Digest of last year...

Mittmann, Mike wrote:
> To which I bring out this quote again:
>
> From the monument of Marcus Antonius Enculpus:
>
> Do not pass by this epitaph, wayfarer,
> but stop, listen and learn, then go.
> There is no boat in Hades, no ferryman Charon,
> No caretaker Aecus, no Cerberus dog.
> All we dead below
> have become bones and ashes, nothing more.
> I have spoken you true, go now, wayfarer,
> Lest even though dead I seem to you garrulous.
>
> So, maybe many people "knew" that gods existed, but at least one "knew" that
> they didn't.

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