A Tribute to Constantine P. Cavafy

(1863 - 1933)

"...And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you. Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean."

[Cavafy Image] Constantine Cavafy (Konstantinos Kavafis), one of the most distinguished Greek poets, was born on April 29, 1863 and died on the same date in 1933 in Alexandria (Egypt).

Through the pages of this WWW tribute, you will find:

  1. a collection of most of Cavafy's poems,
  2. an extensive biography (in English and in Greek),
  3. a special tribute to the "Cavafy" movie (English),
  4. a gallery with a few photos, paintings, presentations (for use in a classroom) and manuscripts
  5. passages from articles, criticisms, memories (Greek),
  6. news about symposiums, Cavafy's house, researches etc. (Greek)
  7. a short list of some important publications (Greek) of Cavafy's works (and about Cavafy's works) and a list of recordings (Greek) based on Cavafy's poems,
  8. mythological & historical personages in Cavafy's work (Greek),
  9. a list of references and awards this site has received (English),
  10. a list of links to Greek Literature Sites (English),
  11. a "Guestbook" where you can leave your thoughts and comments...
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You'll find an English (containing translations of the original poems) and a Greek section of the poems.
If you want to read the poems in Greek but you have trouble with Greek fonts, then you must go here. You'll find Greek fonts plus solutions to any problems you might have with them.
(Netscape users change the encoding from the "View" menu, like this:
Netscape / View / Encoding / Greek)
Finally, find out the new additions to this site, here.
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Last Updated: November 10th, 2005

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