Greece: An original painting by Elizabeth Bailey
Paper Gr 3, "Introduction to Modern Greek language and culture" - available at Part IB and Part II
Paper Gr6, "Myth Matters: Receptions of mythology in Modern Greek Literature and Culture" - available at Part II
Paper Gr 7, "The History and Structure of Modern Greek" - available at Part II. This paper may not be available after Tripos 2017.
New admissions to Modern Greek for the MML Tripos are suspended until further notice. However, existing undergraduate students can still take papers Gr.3, Gr.6 and Gr.7. Details below.
Talk: Antony and Cleopatra and Cavafy
Date: Tuesday 28th February 2017
Location: Room G.21, Faculty of Classics
THIS PRESENTATION examines C. P. Cavafy's interest in Shakespeare (which perhaps dates from Cavafy's early teenage years in England) and focusses on the Alexandrian Greek poet's adaptations, in several poems, of elements of Shakespeare's Alexandrian play, Antony and Cleopatra. Behind this play, of course, lies Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Marcus Antonius; and in his Antony-related poems (and others) Cavafy also draws directly on Plutarch, short-circuiting what is elsewhere the tortuous linguistic journey from Plutarch's Greek prose through Jacques Amyot's French translation of Plutarch and North's English translation of Amyot (both sixteenth-cetury) to Shakespeare's seventeenth-century transformation of North's text into an English verse drama, and back to Greek in the twentieth-century poetry of Cavafy.
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