Homeric Motifs in Cavafy’s Poem "Priam’s Night Journey"

Keria: Studia Latina et Graeca

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Title Homeric Motifs in Cavafy’s Poem "Priam’s Night Journey"
Homerski motivi v Kavafisovi pesmi »Priamova pot ponoči«
 
Creator Fabjan Andritsakos, Dragica
 
Subject Greek literature
poetry
Constantine P. Cavafy
Homeric motifs
grška književnost
poezija
Konstantin P. Kavafis
homerski motivi
 
Description The paper discusses Homeric motifs in ‘Priam’s Night Journey’, a poem by the contemporary Greek poet Constantine P. Cavafy and, more precisely, one of the ten poems composed by Cavafy on mythological themes. The discussion begins by comparing Cavafy’s treatment of a motif from the Iliad, Canto 24 – Priam’s journey to Achilles – with its ancient counterpart. The question of Cavafy’s sources is addressed as well: does the poet draw on the Ancient Greek original or on the Modern Greek translation? The second part of the article analyses in detail those passages which closely lean on the ancient epic, and concludes by illustrating Cavafy’s departure from the myth, which emerges most radically in the close of the poem.
Članek obravnava homerske motive v pesmi »Priamova pot ponoči« sodobnega grškega pesnika Konstantina P. Kavafisa. Gre za eno od desetih pesmi z mitološko tematiko.Članek v prvem delu primerja Kavafisov pristop k obravnavi motiva, ki se nanaša na 24. spev Iliade in obravnava Priamovo pot k Ahilu. Ob tem se dotika tudi vprašanja Kavafisovih virov: se pesnik opira na starogrški izvirnik ali na prevod v novo grščino? V drugem delu članek podrobneje analizira mesta v pesmi, ki se tesno navezujejo na ep, v zaključku pa osvetli Kavafisov odmik od mita, ki je najbolj radikalen v zaključku pesmi.
 
Publisher Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete
 
Date 2016-12-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/keria/article/view/7277
10.4312/keria.18.2.31-46
 
Source Keria: Studia Latina et Graeca; Vol 18 No 2 (2016); 31-46
Keria: Studia Latina et Graeca; L. 18 Št. 2 (2016); 31-46
2350-4234
1580-0261
10.4312/keria.18.2
 
Language slv
 
Relation https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/keria/article/view/7277/7031
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Dragica Fabjan Andritsakos
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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