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Author: Constantine Cavafy
Publisher: Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press [1972]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Poems from 1901 to 1933, expressing political cynicism, devotion to Hellenism, homosexual love, colloquial and epigrammatic wit.

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933.
Selected poems.
Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press [1972]
Named Person: Constantine Cavafy; Constantine Cavafy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Constantine Cavafy
ISBN: 0691062285 9780691062280 9780691646282 0691646287
OCLC Number: 562999
Description: ix, 97, [1] pages 23 cm
Contents: The poems: Che gran rifiuto. --
Thrmopylae. --
Growing in spirit. --
Waiting for the barbarians. --
Trojans. --
King Dimitrios. --
Anthony's ending. --
The footsteps. --
The city. --
The Satrapy. --
The ides of March. --
Things fulfilled. --
The God abandones Antony. --
Ionic. --
Ithaka. --
Philhellene. --
Alexandrian Kings. --
Very seldom. --
As much as you can. --
Returning from Greece. --
Exiles. --
Theodotos. --
He swears. --
Morning sea. --
Orophernis. --
The battle of magnesia. --
Manuel Komininos. --
The distress of selefkidis. For ammonis, who died at 29, in 610. --
One of their Gods. --
Half an hour. --
Kaisarion. --
Body, remember... --
Bero's respite. --
Envoy's from Alexandria. --
Aimilianos monai, Alexandrian, A.D. 628-655. --
The afternoon sun. --
Of the Jews (A.D. 50). --
Of Dimitrios Sotir (162-150 B.C.) --
If actually dead. --
Young men of Sidon (A.D. 400). --
Dareios. --
Anna Komnina. --
An exiled Byzantine nobleman who composes verses. --
Alexander Valas' favorite. --
Dimaratos. --
From the school of the renowned philosopher. --
Julian seeing contempt. --
Epitaph of Antiochos, King of Kommagini. --
In Alexandria, 31 B.C. --
John Kantakuzinos triumphs. --
Of colored glass. --
The twenty-fifth year of his life. --
Kleitos' illness. --
In a township of Asia Minor. --
A great procession of priests and laymen. --
Julian and the Antiochians. --
Two young men, 23 to 24 years old. --
A young poet in his twenty-fourth year. --
In Sparta. --
In a large Greek colony, 200 B.C. --
A prince from Western Libya. --
Myris: Alexandria, A.D. 340. --
Alexander Jannaios and Alexandra. --
Come, O King of the Lacedaimonians. --
He asked about the quality. --
To have taken the trouble. --
In the year 200 B.C. --
On the outskirts of Antioch.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: [by] C.P. Cavafy. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard.


Poems from 1901 to 1933, expressing political cynicism, devotion to Hellenism, homosexual love, colloquial and epigrammatic wit.


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