„Death renders all equal.“
Omnia mors aequat.

—  Claudiano, De Raptu Proserpinae Bk. II, line 302 http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/L/Roman/Texts/Claudian/De_Raptu_Proserpinae/2*.html#302. Variant translation: Death makes all things equal.
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