What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? The barbarians are due here today. Why isn’t anything happening in the senate? Why do the senators sit there . Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis. Kavafis () is one of the better known Greek poets of the 20th century. Born of Greek parents in Alexandria, Egypt, in Konstantinos Wikipedia Wikiquote. Date of birth, 29 April , Alexandria.

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Konstantinos Kavafis

Waiting for the Barbarians. In early April he was transferred to the Hellenic Hospital and at 2 a.

Odysseus returned all alone. Karyotakis would find inspiration in Cavafy’s work. May there be kavfiis a summer morning when, with what pleasure, what joy, you come into harbors seen for the first time; may you stop at Phoenician trading stations to buy fine things, mother of pearl and konstanyinos, amber and ebony, sensual perfume of every kind— as many sensual perfumes as you can; and may you visit many Egyptian cities to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

The poem’s theme is that enjoyment of the journey of life, and the increasing maturity of the soul as that journey continues, are all the traveler can ask for.

Constantine P. Cavafy

Kavafis never published his poems in book form. Young Men of Sidon A. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Constantine P. InKavafis saw his first remarkable poem Builders published. One of their Gods.


ITHAKA – A Tribute to Constantine P. Cavafy

There are some principles in our lives that we should live by, and Thermopylae is the ground of duty. During his stay in Constantinople, he made knostantinos first systematic efforts to write poetry.

Constantine Cavafy in Come, O King of the Lacedaimonians. Greek Wikisource has original text related to this article: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In a Township of Asia Minor. He begins to work first as a journalist and then as a broker on the Cotton Stock Exchange. Cavafy drew his themes from personal experience, along with a deep and wide knowledge of history, especially of kavfiss Hellenistic era. Alexandria was bombarded by a British fleet, and konstanyinos family apartment at Ramleh was burned.

Before the Statue of Endymion. Those who fought for the Achaean League. The Horses of Achilles. When you depart for Ithaca, wish for the road to be long, full of adventure, full of knowledge.

Inthe Greek government awarded him the medal of the Order of the Phoenix. The Funeral of Sarpedon. Kavafis lost his father at kkavfis age of seven, the death forcing his mother Harikleia to take the family and move to London and then to Liverpool. His unique style and language which was a mixture of Katharevousa and Demotic Greek had brought him under the critic of Kostis Palamasthe greatest poet of his era in mainland Greece, and his followers, who kontsantinos in favour of the purest form of Demotic Greek.


This was the year when a revolt broke out in Alexandria against the Anglo-French control of Egypt, thus precipitating the Anglo-Egyptian War. Financial problems forced the family to move again inthis time back to Alexandria. InCavafy ksvfis “Ithaca”, inspired by the Homeric return journey of Odysseus to his home islandas depicted in the Odyssey.

The Company of Dionysos. Better if it lasts for years, so you are old by the time you reach the island, wealthy with all you have gained on the way, not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

I lived in France too. Cavafy was instrumental in the revival and recognition of Greek poetry both at home and abroad. He Asked about the Quality. Those Who Fought for the Achaian League. The Mirror in the Front Hall. In DecemberKavafis settled in the house on 10 Lepsius Street in Alexandria, where he would spend the rest of his life, writing the most important poems of his oeuvre.

She has nothing left to give you now. Aimilianos Monai, Alexandrian, A. Cavafy – Greek writer”. He died on the same date 70 years later, in Trojans ; his heroes facing the kavis end.

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