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«Examine how homoerotic love is expressed in Cavafy’s erotic poetry» By Yousuf Danawi, Reading University

This essay aims to examine the manner in which homoerotic love is expressed in Constantine Peter Cavafy’s erotic poetry.Initially, it will provide a brief introduction entailing contextual information. Subsequently, this essay will bestow an intricate analysis of his erotic poems, with a particular focus on elucidating recurrent themes pertaining tohomoerotic love. The analysis will explore both the formal and thematic constituents of Cavafy’s erotic poetry, accompanied by a pervading extraction of deeper meaning.This examination will be enhanced utilising relevant secondary literature. The primary source that consists of the poems to be discussed in this essay derives from a digital anthology that comprises Cavafy’s ‘Recognised’, ‘Denounced’, and ‘Hidden’ poems

 «Examine how homoerotic love is expressed in Cavafy’s erotic poetry» By Yousuf Danawi, Reading University

How does Seferis’ mythical method interact with Greece’s lasting socio-political issues?

Seferis uses the mythical method in his poetry to allude to and comment upon social and political issues in Greece in his lifetime. Before discussing his poetry, it is important to define what is meant by Seferis’ mythical method. This method can be described as allusive, as although Seferis does make direct references to myth he does so in inventive ways, for example by using narrative space, symbols and characters to evoke Greek myths.

How does Seferis’ mythical method interact with Greece’s lasting socio-political issues?

Poetics and Histories: To What Extent Did C. P. Cavafy Alter Historical Narratives, and for What Artistic Purposes?

stuident Name: Joseph Watson Module Lecturer: Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps Date of Submission: 11/01/2016

Poetics and Histories: To What Extent Did C. P. Cavafy Alter Historical Narratives, and for What Artistic Purposes?

In Ritsos’ Moonlight Sonata what sentiments does the woman’s confession provoke/inspire to you and how these compare to the ones felt by the young man who remains silent throughout her long monologue.

Yannis Ritsos' "Moonlight Sonata" is a poignant and emotionally charged poem that presents a deeply intimate monologue of a woman speaking to a silent young man. The setting is night, with the moonlight casting a dreamlike atmosphere over the scene. The woman's confession, filled with personal revelations, memories, and emotions, evokes a variety of sentiments in the reader and provokes a complex response.

In Ritsos’ Moonlight Sonata what sentiments does the woman’s confession provoke/inspire to you and how these compare to the ones felt by the young man who remains silent throughout her long monologue.

The form of Dramatic Monologue as perfected by Ritsos’ poetry.

Yannis Ritsos is widely regarded as one of the most significant figures in contemporary Greek poetry. He managed to revolutionise the idea of a dramatic monologue and create not just beautiful poetry, but also a multifaceted art form that has depth on psychological, social, and philosophical levels throughout all of his publications. The dramatic monologue form was popularised by Victorian poets such as Robert Browning, but Ritsos revitalised it and many poets to this day still use his style as inspiration. His ability to construct identities and characters that the reader can genuinely sense and almost experience is skilful.

The form of Dramatic Monologue as perfected by Ritsos’ poetry.

Discuss the portrayal and effects of loss in the poetry of Cavafy

My Mother's Sin and Other Stories A series of lectures on Modern Greek literature taught by Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps This is a first class essay of one of my students, Jenny Wight, who took my course this year writing beautifully on the effects of loss in Cavafy's poetry.

Discuss the portrayal and effects of loss in the poetry of Cavafy

Theatricality, didacticism, prosaic verse, use of persons as symbols, contemplative mood, flashbacks are some of Cavafy’s recurring ‘tropes’. Discuss.

Within the vast poetry collection of Constantine Cavafy, arguably, a pattern of recurring tropes emerges, offering the readers an in depth understanding of what defines his artistry. The poems that I have chosen for this essay being Young Men of Sidon, Alexandrian Kings and Kaisarion, from his book The Collected poems. One might say that they serve as an example of Cavafy’s gravitation towards an array of literary devices such as theatricality, didacticism, prosaic verse, use of persons as symbols, contemplative mood and flashbacks, one might say that they create a narrative that extends beyond the individual poems, inviting us to explore the timeless themes captured by Cavafy.

Theatricality, didacticism, prosaic verse, use of persons as symbols, contemplative mood, flashbacks are some of Cavafy’s recurring ‘tropes’. Discuss.

Discuss the portrayal and effects of loss in the poetry of Cavafy

My Mother's Sin and Other Stories A series of lectures on Modern Greek literature taught by Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps This is a first class essay of one of my students, Jenny Wight, who took my course this year writing beautifully on the effects of loss in Cavafy's poetry.

Discuss the portrayal and effects of loss in the poetry of Cavafy

Hyperion or the hermit in Greece

Concept, dramaturgy and performance by Dimitra Kreps

Hyperion or the hermit in Greece

ἐξ ἐρίων δὴ καὶ κλωστήρων καὶ ἀτράκτων

This essay examines that metaphor in the context of the political and war situation at the time Lysistrata was first performed. It considers traditional gender roles in the fifth-century Greek polis and Lysistrata’s inversion of those roles in her weaving analogy. Aristophanes’ comedic purpose in the weaving speech, in Lysistrata as a whole, and more generally across his corpus is examined. In addition, some observations are made about the sound pattern of Lysistrata’s speech and, in a personal argument, a speculative suggestion is advanced that the audience might have associated her cadences with the familiar rhythms of a domestic weaving loom.

ἐξ ἐρίων δὴ καὶ κλωστήρων καὶ ἀτράκτων

Μεταφραστικοί Πειραματισμοί

sissiatha writes, "Στο τμήμα ενηλίκων στο οποίο διδάσκω, εκτός του πανεπιστημίου, επικρατεί ένας μεταφραστικός οργασμός. Από τον οδηγό εξετάσεων του ΚΕΓ, μέχρι το σενάριο για τισ "νύφες" της Ι.Καρυστιάννη κι από γελοιογραφίες μέχρι άρθρα επικαιρότητας, όλα τίθενται στη διάθεση των μαθητών κι ο καθένας επιλέγει ό,τι του αρέσει. Το κείμενο που σας στέλνω είναι από αυτά που είχε την καλωσύνη να μας στείλει η κα Μήττα κι ο μεταφραστής του (ερευνητής-γεωφυσικός) είναι κάτοχος του πιστοποιητικού ελληνομάθειας (β΄επίπεδο) κι έχει "ειδικευτεί" σε άρθρα που αφορούν την Αθήνα. Η συζήτηση της συγκεκριμένης μετάφρασης στην τάξη μάς έδωσε την ευκαιρία να συζητήσουμε για νέους όρους, όπως η "διάδραση" καθώς και για το "δια-" ως πρόθημα.

Σίσσυ Αθανασοπούλου
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12 Δεκεμβρίου 2006

Από το παρόν στο παρελθόν

Σε λειτουργία από τις 4 Δεκεμβρίου η «Θόλος» του Ιδρύματος Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού



Ίδρυμα Μείζονος Ελληνισμού

Η «Θόλος» στην οδό Πειραιώς

Αθήνα

Εγκαινιάζεται τη Δευτέρα 4 Δεκεμβρίου, από τον Πρόεδρο της Δημοκρατίας Κάρολο Παπούλια, η «Θόλος» του Ελληνικού Κόσμου, του πολιτιστικού κέντρου του Ιδρύματος Μείζονος Ελληνισμού, στην οδό Πειραιώς 254. Μικροί και μεγάλοι θα μπορούν τώρα να μεταφερθούν 25 αιώνες πίσω και να «ζήσουν», έστω και για λίγο, στην αρχαία Αθήνα...

Η «Θόλος», ένα υπερσύγχρονο θέατρο εικονικής και διαδραστικής πραγματικότητας, είναι χωρητικότητας 132 θέσεων και συνολικής επιφάνειας 2.300 τ.μ. Η κατασκευή της διήρκεσε τρία χρόνια ενώ σε πλήρη λειτουργία θα βρίσκεται από το 2007.

Σύμφωνα με τα Νέα, χάρη στα υπερσύγχρονα τεχνολογικά συστήματα, οι θεατές θα μπορούν περπατήσουν στην αρχαία Αγορά, να βαδίσουν στην οδό των Παναθηναίων, να σταθούν μπροστά στη μεγαλοπρεπή Ποικίλη Στοά, όπου δίδασκε ο Ζήνων, να δουν από κοντά τον ναό του Ηφαίστου και της Αθηνάς με τις πολύχρωμες μετόπες του, να φτάσουν ως το Νομισματοκοπείο και το Πρυτανείο και να γνωρίσουν το πλήθος των μνημείων της πόλης.

Μέσω 12 προβολικών μηχανημάτων και ειδικών στερεοσκοπικών γυαλιών επιτυγχάνεται η πλήρης στερεοσκοπική προβολή στο σύνολο της επιφάνειας της κοίλης ημισφαιρικής οθόνης, ενώ 48 επεξεργαστές με 48GB μνήμη τελειοποιούν το αποτέλεσμα.

Επιπλέον, δύο καινοτομίες διαφοροποιούν τη «Θόλο» από τα υπάρχοντα συστήματα εικονικής πραγματικότητας.

Η πρώτη είναι η διαδραστικότητα, καθώς ο επισκέπτης έχει τη δυνατότητα να επιλέξει όχι μόνο προς τα πού θα κατευθυνθεί και ποια πορεία θα ακολουθήσει, αλλά και να διαμορφώσει εν μέρει την εξέλιξη της προβολής μέσω ειδικού συστήματος πλοήγησης που υπάρχει δίπλα στο κάθισμά του. Η δεύτερη αφορά τη δυνατότητα της Θόλου να ενσωματώνει σε πραγματικό χρόνο διάδραση μεταξύ εικονικών στοιχείων και ηθοποιών.



Dal presente al passato

In funzione da 4 Dicembre la “Cupola” dell’Istituto della Cultura Ellenica





Istituzione per l’ Ellenismo in tutto il mondo



La “Cupola” di via Pireos

Atene



Inaugurata lunedi 4 dicembre, dal presidente della Repubblica Carolos Papoulias, la “Cupola” del Mondo Ellenico, del centro culturale dell’ "Istituto dell' Ellenismo in tutto il mondo", in via Pireos 254. Piccoli e grandi ora potranno essere portati indietro di 25 secoli e “vivere”, anche se per poco, nell’antica Atene...

La “Cupola”, un modernissimo teatro virtuale e interattiva della realta, ha una capacita di 132 posti a sedere e una superficie complessiva di 2.300 m2. La sua costruzione e durata tre anni ma sara completamente funzionante dal 2007.

Come riportato da “ta Nea” (il quotidiano n.d.T.), grazie a modernissimi sistemi tecnologici, gli spettatori potranno camminare nell’ antico Agora, andare nella via delle Panatenee, soffermarsi dinanzi all’ imponente Stoa Pecile, dove insegno Zenone, vedere da vicino il tempio di Efesto e di Atena con le loro metope policrome, giungere sino alla Zecca ed al Rettorato e conoscere l’enorme mole di reperti della citta.

Attraverso 12 sistemi speciali di proiezioni stereofoniche si e riusciti ad ottenere la totale visione tridimensionale sulla superbie curva dello schermo semisferico, inoltre completano l’opera 48 calcolatori dotati di 48 GB di memoria.

Inoltre, due novita caratterizzano la “Cupola” dagli altri sistemi analoghi di simulazione della realta.

Il primo e L’interazione visto che il visitatore ha la possibilita di selezionare non solo verso dove dirigersi ma anche quale percorso seguire, inoltre puo gestire se vuole lo svolgersi della proiezione attraverso lo stesso che e posto accanto al suo sedile. La seconda e relativa alla possibilita della “Cupola” di incorporare allo stesso tempo l’ interazione degli elementi della simulazione e degli attori.



Traduzione dal greco:Boris Di Fiore


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