In this Book

summary

C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933) is now considered by many to be the most original and influential Greek poet of this century. The qualities of his poetry that were unfashionable during his lifetime are the very ones that make his work endure: his sparing use of metaphor; his evocation of spoken rhythms and colloquialisms; his use of epigrammatic and dramatic modes; his aesthetic perfectionism; his frank treatment of homosexual themes; his brilliantly alive sense of history; and his commitment to Hellenism, coupled with an astute cynicism about politics.

The translations in Selected Poems are completely new. Realizing that Cavafy's language is closer to the spoken idiom than that of other leading Greek poets of his time, and that earlier translations have failed to capture the immediate, colloquial qualities of Cavafy's voice, Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard have rendered his most significant and characteristic poems in a style and rhythm as natural and apt in English as the poet's is in Greek.

Originally published in 1973.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Foreword
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Other Books by the Translators
  2. p. viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-2
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Che Fece . . . Il Gran Rifiuto
  2. p. 3
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Thermopylae
  2. p. 4
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Growing in Spirit
  2. p. 5
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Waiting for the Barbarians
  2. pp. 6-7
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Trojans
  2. p. 8
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. King Dimitrios
  2. p. 9
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Antony's Ending
  2. p. 10
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Footsteps
  2. p. 11
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The City
  2. p. 12
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Satrapy
  2. p. 13
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Ides of March
  2. p. 14
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Things Fulfilled
  2. p. 15
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The God Abandons Antony
  2. p. 16
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Ionic
  2. p. 17
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Ithaka
  2. pp. 18-19
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Philhellene
  2. p. 20
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Alexandrian Kings
  2. pp. 21-22
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Very Seldom
  2. p. 23
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. As Much as You Can
  2. p. 24
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Returning from Greece
  2. p. 25
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Exiles
  2. p. 26
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Theodotos
  2. p. 27
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. He Swears
  2. p. 28
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Morning Sea
  2. p. 29
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Orophernis
  2. pp. 30-31
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Battle of Magnesia
  2. p. 32
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Manuel Komninos
  2. p. 33
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Distress of Selefkidis
  2. p. 34
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. For Ammonis, Who Died at 29, in 610
  2. p. 35
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. One of Their Gods
  2. p. 36
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Half an Hour
  2. p. 37
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Kaisarion
  2. p. 38
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Body, Remember . . .
  2. p. 39
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Nero's Respite
  2. p. 40
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Envoys from Alexandria
  2. p. 41
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Aimilianos Monai, Alexandrian, A.D. 628 - 655
  2. p. 42
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Afternoon Sun
  2. p. 43
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Of the Jews (A.D. 50)
  2. p. 44
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Of Dimitrios Sotir (162 - 150 B.C.)
  2. pp. 45-46
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. If Actually Dead
  2. p. 47
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Young Men of Sidon (A.D. 400)
  2. p. 48
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Dareios
  2. pp. 49-50
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Anna Komnina
  2. p. 51
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. An Exiled Byzantine Nobleman Who Composes Verses
  2. p. 52
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Alexander Valas' Favorite
  2. p. 53
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Dimaratos
  2. pp. 54-55
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. From the School of the Renowned Philosopher
  2. p. 56
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Julian Seeing Contempt
  2. p. 57
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Epitaph of Antiochos, King of Kommagini
  2. p. 58
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. In Alexandria, 31 B.C.
  2. p. 59
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. John Kantakuzinos Triumphs
  2. p. 60
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Of Colored Glass
  2. p. 61
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Twenty-Fifth Year of His Life
  2. p. 62
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Kleitos' Illness
  2. p. 63
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. In a Township of Asia Minor
  2. p. 64
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Great Procession of Priests and Laymen
  2. p. 65
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Julian and the Antiochians
  2. p. 66
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Two Young Men, 23 to 24 Years Old
  2. p. 67
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Young Poet in His Twenty-Fourth Year
  2. p. 68
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. In Sparta
  2. p. 69
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. In a Large Greek Colony, 200 B.C.
  2. pp. 70-71
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Prince from Western Libya
  2. p. 72
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Myris: Alexandria, A.D. 340
  2. pp. 73-75
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Alexander Jannaios and Alexandra
  2. p. 76
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Come, O King of the Lacedaimonians
  2. p. 77
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. He Asked About the Quality
  2. p. 78
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. To Have Taken the Trouble
  2. pp. 79-80
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. In the Year 200 B.C.
  2. pp. 81-82
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. On the Outskirts of Antioch
  2. pp. 83-84
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 85-90
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Biographical Note
  2. pp. 91-96
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliographical Note
  2. pp. 97-98
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9781400872923
MARC Record
OCLC
578773492
Pages
112
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.