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Seferis and Elytis

– Reviving Greek Poetry

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Seferis as a young man.
Seferis as a young man.

Most readers of classic literature would claim to be well-versed in the great works of Greek literature: The Odyssey and The Iliad from Homer, works of the great philosophers Socrates, Aristotle and Plato and the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. These men all belong to a hazy golden age in our imaginations commonly thought of as “antiquity.”

However, since then, Greek literature has ceased to be a conspicuous presence in the canon of Western literature, with which we are all so familiar. Continue reading Seferis and Elytis