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by Konstantionos Petrou Kabaphes

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  • Waiting for the Barbarians
    The theme of Cavafy's poem "Waiting for the Barbarians" is partly expressed in the title. More precisely, though, the poem concerns the collapse of civilization and the unexpected way in which it...

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  • Waiting for the Barbarians
    The poem is about a declining civilization where all leaders have given up trying to accomplish anything. The orators don't deliver speeches because they no longer believe in the power of their...

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