The City (poem)

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The City (Greek: Ἡ Πόλις) is an 1894 poem by Constantine Cavafy.

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An English translation of the poem appears in the appendix of the Lawrence Durrell novel Justine; Cavafy is a character in the work. The narrator of Justine refers to his translation of this poem as "by no means literal".[1]


  1. ^ Durrell, Lawrence (1957). Justine. Faber and Faber. p. 221. 

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