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varia lectio

κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες → The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

varia lectio (v.l., var. lect.) = variant reading