Thursday, December 19, 2013

Greece 5 euro 2013 - Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis

New CuNi commemorative:

'150th anniversary of the birth of Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis'

Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis (1863-1933) was a Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems, and many more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday. He is considered a key artist in the revival and recognition of Greek poetry both at home and abroad.

(news and image from Pabitra Saha)
(biographical data from Wikipedia)

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