“The Mimiambs of Herodas”, “The Funeral of Sarpedon”, “Alexandrian Merchant”

GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S01-F01-SF001-0033 (143)
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GR-OF CA CA-SF01-S01-F01-SF001-0033 (143)
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“The Mimiambs of Herodas”, “The Funeral of Sarpedon”, “Alexandrian Merchant”
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34 x 21 cm

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Manuscripts of poems on four sheets. The item comprises a total of four ruled sheets (the last three of which had been initially pasted together so as to form a double sheet notepaper) and two pieces of paper (initially affixed on two of the sheets’ pages). On one side of the first sheet, the title “The Funeral of Sarpedon”, note on the publication of the poem (in Skokos’ Ethnikon Imerologion), emendations and variations in some of the verses, all written by Cavafy and crossed out. At the top of the page, two crossed out verses of a poem and number “115” at right. On the other side of the sheet, part of the poem “The Mimiambs of Herodas”, written by another person. Cancellations and emendations by Cavafy. Small paper with note by the poet (emendation of four verses) initially pasted on the middle of the page. On one side of the second sheet, the continuation of the previous poem with cancellations, emendations and notes by Cavafy. Number “117” at top right; the date indication “Novem. 1892” at bottom right. Initially affixed over the middle of the page, a piece of paper with a variation of the last stanza of the poem, handwritten by Cavafy. The other side of the sheet is blank. Part of a poem on one side of the third sheet, which has not been written by Cavafy. Cancellations and emendations, handwritten by Cavafy. This side of the sheet had been initially affixed on the blank side of the second sheet. On the second page of the third sheet, the poem “Azure Eyes”, written by Cavafy. The blank side of the fourth sheet had been initially affixed on the second page of the previous sheet (and, consequently, covered the poem “Azure Eyes”). On the other side of the last sheet, the poem “Alexandrian Merchant”, written by Cavafy. Indicated date (“Apr. 1893”) and notes by the poet in pencil, below the text.

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Greek

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Writing in pencil and ink. Physical item wear: paper that has undergone restoration with many traces of glue.

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RELATED WORKS BY C. P. CAVAFY:
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“The Mimiambs of Herodas” >Α524
“The Funeral of Sarpedon” >Α58, Α100
“Alexandrian Merchant” >Α524
“Azure Eyes” >Α524

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Poems (manuscript)