The Canon (154 Poems/274 Translations)
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Translated by Edmund Keeley/Philip Sherrard
1. A Byzantine Nobleman in Exile Composing Verses
2. A Great Procession of Priests and Laymen
3. A Prince from Western Libya
4. A Young Poet in His Twenty-Fourth Year
5. Aimilianos Monai, Alexandrian, A.D. 628-655
6. Alexander Jannaios and Alexandra
7. Alexandrian Kings
8. An Old Man
9. Anna Dalassini
10. Anna Komnina
11. Apollonios of Tyana in Rhodes
12. Aristovoulos
13. As Much As You Can
14. At the Café Door
15. Before the Statue of Endymion
16. Before Time Altered Them
17. Body, Remember....
18. But the Wise Perceive Things about to Happen
19. Candles
20. Chandelier
21. Che fece...il gran rifiuto
22. Come Back
23. Come, O King of the Lacedaimonians
24. Comes to Rest
25. Craftsman of Wine Bowls
26. Dangerous Thoughts
27. Dareios
28. Days of 1896
29. Days of 1901
30. Days of 1903
31. Days of 1908
32. Days of 1909, ’10, and ’11
33. Dimaratos
34. Envoys from Alexandria
35. Epitaph of Antiochos, King of Kommagini
36. Following the Recipe of Ancient Greco-Syrian Magicians
37. For Ammonis, Who Died at 29, in 610
38. For the Shop
39. From the School of the Renowned Philosopher
40. Gray
41. Greek from Ancient Times
42. He Asked about the Quality
43. He Had Come There to Read
44. He Swears
45. Herodis Attikos
46. I Went
47. I’ve Brought to Art
48. I’ve Looked So Much....
49. If Actually Dead
50. Imenos
51. In a Large Greek Colony, 200 B.C.
52. In a Town of Osroini
53. In a Township of Asia Minor
54. In Alexandria, 31 B.C.
55. In an Old Book
56. In Church
57. In Despair
58. In Sparta
59. In the Boring Village
60. In the Evening
61. In the Harbor-Town
62. In the Month of Athyr
63. In the Same Space
64. In the Street
65. In the Tavernas
66. In the Year 200 B.C.
67. Interruption
68. Ionic
69. Ithaka
70. John Kantakuzinos Triumphs
71. Julian and the Antiochians
72. Julian in Nicomedia
73. Julian Seeing Contempt
74. Kaisarion
75. Kimon, Son of Learchos, 22, Student of Greek Literature (in Kirini)
76. King Dimitrios
77. Kleitos’ Illness
78. Long Ago
79. Longings
80. Lovely White Flowers
81. Manuel Komninos
82. Melancholy of Jason Cleander, Poet in Kommagini, A.D. 595
83. Monotony
84. Morning Sea
85. Myris: Alexandria, A.D. 340
86. Nero’s Deadline
87. Of Colored Glass
88. Of Dimitrios Sotir (162-150 B.C.)
89. Of the Jews (A.D. 50)
90. On an Italian Shore
91. On Board Ship
92. On the March to Sinopi
93. On the Outskirts of Antioch
94. One Night
95. One of Their Gods
96. Orophernis
97. Outside the House
98. Passing Through
99. Philhellene
100. Picture of a 23-Year-Old Painted by His Friend of the Same Age, an Amateur
101. Pictured
102. Prayer
103. Priest at the Serapeion
104. Sculptor of Tyana
105. Since Nine O’Clock
106. Sophist Leaving Syria
107. Temethos, Antiochian, A.D. 400
108. That’s the Man
109. The Afternoon Sun
110. The Battle of Magnesia
111. The City
112. The Displeasure of Selefkidis
113. The Favor of Alexander Valas
114. The First Step
115. The Footsteps
116. The Funeral of Sarpedon
117. The Glory of the Ptolemies
118. The God Abandons Antony
119. The Horses of Achilles
120. The Ides of March
121. The Mirror in the Front Hall
122. The Next Table
123. The Retinue of Dionysos
124. The Satrapy
125. The Souls of Old Men
126. The Twenty-Fifth Year of His Life
127. The Window of the Tobacco Shop
128. The Windows
129. Theatre of Sidon (A.D. 400)
130. Their Beginning
131. Theodotos
132. Thermopylae
133. Things Ended
134. Those Who Fought for the Achaian League
135. To Antiochos Epiphanis
136. To Call Up the Shades
137. To Have Taken the Trouble
138. To Sensual Pleasure
139. Tomb of Evrion
140. Tomb of Iasis
141. Tomb of Ignatios
142. Tomb of Lanis
143. Tomb of the Grammarian Lysias
144. Trojans
145. Two Young Men, 23 to 24 Years Old
146. Understanding
147. Unfaithfulness
148. Very Seldom
149. Voices
150. Waiting for the Barbarians
151. Walls
152. When They Come Alive
153. You Didn’t Understand
154. Young Men of Sidon (A.D. 400)
 
 
Translated by John Cavafy
1. A Statuary of Tyana
2. Aemilian, the Son of Monaes, of Alexandria, 628-655 A.D.
3. Alexandrian Kings
4. All You Can
5. An Old Man
6. At the Café Door
7. Awaiting the Barbarians
8. Candles
9. Chandelier
10. “Che Fece .... Il Gran Rifiuto”
11. Come Again
12. Ended
13. Eurion’s Grave
14. Evening
15. Faithlessness
16. Far Back
17. Herodes Atticus
18. I Went
19. Ides of March
20. If Indeed He Died
21. In a Town of Osrhöene
22. In Church
23. Interruption
24. Ionic
25. Ithaca
26. King Demetrius
27. Longings
28. Manuel Comnenus
29. Monotony
30. Of the Workshop
31. One Night
32. Orophernes
33. Philhellene
34. Pictured
35. Satrapy
36. Sea of the Morning
37. Supplication
38. The Battle of Magnesia
39. The Company of Dionysos
40. The First Rung
41. The Footfalls
42. The Funeral of Sarpedon
43. The Glory of the Ptolemies
44. The God Forsaketh Anthony
45. The Grave of Ignatius
46. The Grave of Lysias the Grammarian
47. The Horses of Achilles
48. The Perilous
49. The Place
50. The Souls of Old People
51. The Vexation of the Seleucides
52. The Windows
53. Theodotus
54. Thermopylae
55. “This Is He”
56. Trojans
57. Very Seldom
58. Voices
59. Walls
 
 
Translated by George Valassopoulo
1. Alexandrian kings
2. Anna Comnena
3. Dangerous Thoughts
4. Darius
5. Demetrius Soter (B.C. 162-150)
6. Did he die?
7. For Ammones who died at the age of 29 in the year 610
8. Herodes Atticus
9. In a city of Asia Minor
10. In the Church
11. In the month of Athyr
12. Ithaca
13. Monotony
14. Of the Jews (50 A.D.)
15. One of their Gods
16. Orophernes
17. The City
18. The Displeasure of the Seleucid
19. The end
20. The god abandons Antony
21. The sea, in the morning
22. The Tomb of Ignatius
23. The Tomb of Lanès
24. The Tomb of Lysias the Grammarian
25. Theodotus
26. Those who fought for the Achaean League
27. “When Julian observed much lukewarmness”
28. Young men of Sidon (AD 400)
 
 
Translated by James Merrill
1. Days of 1908
2. On an Italian Shore
3. The Afternoon Sun
 
 
Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn
1. Aboard the Ship
2. In Despair
3. Ithaca
4. Longings
5. Monotony
6. Morning Sea
7. One of Their Gods
8. Philhellene
9. Since Nine—
10. The Mirror in the Entrance
11. The Retinue of Dionysus
12. The Seleucid’s Displeasure
13. The Tomb of Lysias the Grammarian
 
 
Translated by Stratis Haviaras
1. Aemilianos Monae, Alexandrian, A.D. 628-655
2. As Much As You Can
3. Body, Remember
4. Candles
5. I Went
6. It Has Come to Rest
7. Ithaca
8. Myres; Alexandria, A.D. 340
9. Of the Jews (A.D. 50)
10. Significance
11. Since Nine ¯
12. The City
13. The God Abandons Antony
14. Waiting for the Barbarians
15. You Didn’t Understand
 
 
Translated by Don Paterson
1. One Night
2. The Boat