Ovid, Metamorphoses 6.38 August 18, 2014 ~ Erik “Even living too long can be a bad thing.” et nimium vixisse diu nocet. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailTumblrRedditPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Published by Erik View all posts by Erik
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Makes me think of Bowie’s Rock and Roll Suicide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jg4ekLG9Zo
Is this because life tends to renew itself as a means to preserve itself?
This sounds pretty sententious and oracular when taken out of context, but actually, it is just something that Arachne said to Athena, who was at the time disguised as an old woman.