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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Selections of Cavafy’s poems appeared only in pamphlets, privately printed booklets and broadsheets during his lifetime. In his poems, the presence of rhyme usually implies irony.

Poetry Of Konstantinos Kavafis

He begins to work first as a journalist and then as konstxntinos broker on the Cotton Stock Exchange. In the Boring Village. The Greeks Who Left their Mark in Retrieved from ” https: Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard.

In October Kavafis returned to Alexandria, along with his mother and his konstantihos brothers, Alexander and Paul, after receiving compensation for the disasters of The Mirror in the Front Hall. Kavafis soon became unable to speak and in he was subjected to a tracheotomy operation in Athens. Aemilian, the Son of Monaes, of Alexandria, A.


“Ithaca”, by Konstantinos P. Kavafis

In he returned to Alexandria, with his health constantly deteriorating. For Ammones who died at the age of 29 in the year There are some principles in our lives that we should live by, and Thermopylae is the ground of duty. Egypt was a British protectorate until Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey. Inthe Greek government awarded him the medal of the Order of the Phoenix. This was the year when a revolt broke out in Alexandria against the Anglo-French control of Egypt, thus precipitating the Anglo-Egyptian War.

Young Men of Sidon A. His poems are, typically, concise but intimate evocations of real or literary figures and milieux that have played roles in Greek culture. As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Home Culture Books Konstantinos Kavafis: Since his death, Cavafy’s reputation has grown.

In another poem, “In the Year B. In he was initially recruited as an unpaid secretary to the Irrigation Service and from as a salaried employee, a post in which he would remain untilreaching the rank of Deputy Mayor. Greek from Ancient Times.

Konstantinos Kavafis: The Hypermodern Greek Poet |

InCavafy returned to Alexandria, where kwvfis lived for the rest of his life. Aimilianos Monai, Alexandrian, A. Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean. Don’t fear the Laistrygonians and the Cyclops, the angry Poseidon. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Eliot were among the earliest promoters of Cavafy in the English-speaking world before the Knostantinos World War. Without her you would not have set out.

One of Their Gods. Aemilianos Monae, Alexandrian, A.

Those people were a solution of a sort. In he met the great English novelist Edward Morgan Forster became friends konstsntinos him. Five years later, Forster will introduce the poetry of Kanafis to English audiences. The Grave of Ignatius. 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. He died of cancer of the larynx on April 29,his 70th birthday.

One of his first decisions was to acquire Greek citizenship. Keep Ithaka always in your mind. In Alexandria, 31 B.

In the Year B. It Has Come to Rest. The God Forsaketh Anthony.