“Epitaph of a Samian”

GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S01-F01-SF001-0020 (177)
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DIGITAL OBJECT DESCRIPTION

IDENTITY AREA

REFERENCE CODE:
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GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S01-F01-SF001-0020 (177)
TITLE:
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“Epitaph of a Samian”
DATE(S):
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June 1893, October 1925
LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION:
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Item
EXTENT AND MEDIUM:
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27 x 22 cm

FORMER REFERENCE CODE:
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CONTEXT AREA

NAME OF CREATOR(S):
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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE AREA

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
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Handwritten drafts of poems on both sides of a ruled sheet and on one side of part of a second sheet. The poem “Epitaph” on the recto of the first sheet. The title has been written by Cavafy, the poem by another person. Emendations by the poet in some of the verses. Note at top right, date (“June 1893”) at bottom right, both by Cavafy. The poem “Good and Bad Weather” on the verso of the same sheet; the handwriting is not Cavafy’s.
Fragment of a poem has been crossed out on one side of part of sheet; the handwriting is not Cavafy’s. Part of the poem “Nous n’osons plus chanter les roses” on the other side. The title has been written by Cavafy, but the text of the poem has been written by a different person. The verso was originally pasted on the verso of the first sheet (and thus the poems “Good and Bad Weather” and “Nous n’osons plus chanter les roses” had been concealed.
Cavafy’s handwritten notes on one side of a sheet and on both sides of a second sheet as well as on the verso of a printed broadsheet with the crossed out fragment of the poem “From the School of the Renowned Philosopher”. Handmade folder with the handwritten title “Epitaph of a Samian” and the date “Oct. ’25”.

CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE AREA

LANGUAGE AND SCRIPT NOTES:
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Mainly Greek

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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Writing in ink and pencil. Physical item wear: traces of glue; oxidations caused by metal paperclips.

ALLIED MATERIALS AREA

RELATED WORKS BY C. P. CAVAFY:
Reference to the works of C. P. Cavafy that are directly related to the described digital object, followed by their number of entry in the C. P. Cavafy Bibliography (ed. by D. Daskalopoulos).

“Epitaph of a Samian” >Α557
“Epitaph” >Α524
“Nous n’osons plus chanter les roses” >Α524
“From the School of the Renowned Philosopher” >Α191
“[Menkera’s Daughter]” >Α524
“Good and Bad Weather” >Α26

NOTES AREA

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
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Some of the notes relate to the poem “Epitaph of a Samian”. The fragment of the untitled poem is identified as the poem “[Menkera’s Daughter]”.

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PERSONS:
Poems (manuscript)