C. P. Cavafy, The Historical Sense and Hellenism

Thanasis Gavos   Monday, 4 April 2016; 7:00-8.30pm

Part of the lectures in English on Modern Greece and the Classical Tradition.

An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature and Culture with Dr Polina Tambakaki (King’s College London).

The session will look at the ancient world in Cavafy’s poetry, paying special attention to the city of Alexandria (real and imagined) and Cavafy’s statement: ‘I am a poet-historian’.

Language: English, all texts will be read in English translation.

Tickets £10, Hellenic Centre Members £8; limited availability; bookings on 020 7487 5060.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS

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