Greek poetry: "Ithaca" by Constantine Cavafy
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Greek poetry: "Ithaca" by Constantine Cavafy

The analysis of the poem "Ithaca" by Constantine Cavafy
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Created by Irene Karageorgos
Last updated 6/2015
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What you'll learn
  • discover the life course of a non-conventional and world famous poet
  • appreciate the value of the journey towards the goal

  • fully comprehend the meaning of the poet word by word

  • face your fears by understanding that they are common challenges easy to overcome once you decide to deal with them one by one
  • achieve higher familiarity with Greek native speaking
Requirements
  • Desire to learn Greek
Description

Learn better Greek and discover the true value of life in your own “Ithaka".

Poetry is a primitive state of the human mind, aiming to translate feelings into words.

Greek is a very rich language and via “Ithaca" you will be benefited spiritually and also practice at the same time. The course is methodically structured in order to facilitate an easy and joyful learning using Greek native speaking by a Greek language teacher and the respective English subtitles.

It's a challenge that once taken, it will evolve you spiritually as well as linguistically.

This course is a life lesson. A personal creation with timeless source of inspiration and full value verses of the poem "Ithaca". A lesson inspired from an unconventional personality, a strong thought of how we can freely enjoy our lives. Cavafy through the verses of this poem gives meaningful and effective tips on how to succeed in finding the meaning of life. It shows us the way .... for "Ithaca" , but Ithaca should we define it according to our own wants and with our own needs. But what we can do with the obstacles that we often find on our way, our barriers that deny freedom in our soul and life? How can we overcome and get stronger? If accountant already that most obstacles we create ourselves, our own thinking, we will understand that it is our own responsibility for conservation or for their separation. What should we do if we choose to go without them? Cavafy, gives the solution on how to overcome these obstacles and difficulties created by our thoughts .. It is a lesson we addressed at all but actually intended for those few, the elect, for those who can and want to realize ... for the strong ... Enjoy the journey of life! Disengaged from the bonds you hold with your guide the 'Ithaca' ... to make your own Ithaca ...

Who this course is for:
  • For those who are taking or had taken lessons in Greek and have a need to become more familiar with the Greek native language via a well known poem enriched with a vast variety of questions
  • For those who enjoy interpreting human experiences via poetry
  • For those interested in getting a first close encounter with Greek poetry and most specifically the poems of Constantine Cavafy
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 42:17
+ Introduction
4 lectures 09:09
poem introductory elements
01:45
poem language
00:17
poem theme
03:12
poem symbolism interpretation
03:55
+ Resolution
15 lectures 23:08
verses 4-8 analysis
02:52
verses 9-12 analysis
01:06
verses 13 analysis
00:34
verses 14-16 analysis
01:07
verses 17-19 analysis
02:02
verses 20-21 analysis
00:51
verses 22-23 analysis
01:37
verses 13-23 analysis
01:31
verses 24-25 analysis
01:23
verses 26-28 analysis
00:56
verses 29-30 analysis
01:02
verses 31-33 analysis
00:56
verses 34-36 analysis
02:35
message poem
02:22
Where Constantine Cavafy was born?
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When Constantine Cavafy was born?
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When did Cavafy die?
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What was the name of his mother?
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Did Cavafy speak French?
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Did he attend any University?
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What jobs did Cavafy do?
1 question
From what did Cavafy died?
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At what age did Cavafy died?
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How many are Cavafy's renowned poems?
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Is the poetry of Cavafy considered precursor?
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Did Cavafy published his poems while he was alive?
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When was this poem written?
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In which category?
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According to this poem what matters most in life?
1 question
What does "Ithaca" symbolize?
1 question
The traveler in this poem starts a journey to Ithaca?
1 question
The traveler in this poem returns back to Ithaca?
1 question