Introduction

Constantine P. Cavafy was a Greek poet, who developed "a consciously individual style" making him an important figure in both Greek and Western poetry. He was his own harshest critic and only about 200 of his poems were ever published.

Constantine P. Cavafy 2016. Britannica School. Retrieved 26 April 2016, from http://school.eb.com.au/levels/high/article/21886

'a Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe'

E.M. Forster