Gnōthi Sauton mosaic, convent of San Gregorio excavations

    Memento Mori mosaic from excavations in the convent of San Gregorio, Via Appia, Rome, Italy. Now in the Museo Nazionale Romano Terme di Diocleziano, Rome, Italy. The Greek motto gnōthi sauton (know thyself, nosce te ipsum) combines with the image to convey the famous warning: Respice post te; hominem te esse memento; memento mori. (Look behind; remember that you are mortal; remember death.)

    Associated Passages
    1st cen. CE
    Museo Nazionale Romano Terme di Diocleziano