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Constantine Cavafy (1863 – 1933) was one of the most famous and influential Greek poets of the last century. He was a journalist and civil servant who never tried to publish his work but simply offered it to anyone interested.

His poem Ithaca begins

Σὰ βγεῖς στὸν πηγαιμὸ γιὰ τὴν Ἰθάκη,
νὰ εὔχεσαι νἆναι μακρὺς ὁ δρόμος,
γεμάτος περιπέτειες, γεμάτος γνώσεις.

As you set out for Ithaca
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.

Here you can hear the full poem read, in English, by Sean Connery, with music by the composer Vangelis.

Picture credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_P._Cavafy#/media/File:Constantine_Cavafy,_ca_1900.jpg

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