|You Didn’t Understand ||The Canon
|Vacuous Julian had the following to say
about our religious beliefs: “I read, I understood
I condemned.” He thought we’d be annihilated
by that “condemned,” the silly ass.
Witticisms like that don’t cut any ice with us Christians.
Our quick reply: “You read but didn’t understand;
had you understood, you wouldn’t have condemned.”
|Translated by Edmund Keeley/Philip Sherrard|
|(C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Edited by George Savidis. Revised Edition. Princeton University Press, 1992) |
|- Original Greek Poem
|- Translation by Stratis Haviaras|