On Monday, November 25 the GSA celebrated 150 years from the birth of one of Greece’s most renowned poets, Constantine P. Cavafys. The event was a wine and cheese event, and took place in the Music room at Hart House. The Honourable Consul General of Greece Dimitris Azemopoulos attended the event, alongside with city councilor Mary Fragedakis, Debbie Hatzidiakos from the Education Department, and the Honourable Superior Court Judge Ria Tzimas. Professor Hugh Mason from the University of Toronto and professor Andrew Faulkner from the University of Waterloo each presented some of Cavafis’ most known poems such as Ithaca and the Julian Poems. After the presentation there was an open discussion where the attendees asked the professors about the poet’s life and work. Wine and cheese was enjoyed throughout the night. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to our presenters.
“And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.” C.P. Cavafy