ITHAKA – or the meaning of life – by C.P. Cavafy in a beatiful cartoon !

Poem Ithaka by K. Kavafis in cartoon

The real meaning of life unfolds in a few turns in the famous poem of the Egyptiot Greek poet C.P. Cavafy. A masterpiece of world literature transformed into a comic strip.

Australian cartoonist Gavin Aug Than transforms, with his magic pencils, the poem Ithaka of renowed Greek poet C.P. Cavafy in a vivid, illustrated story. The myth of Odysseus’ adventures serves as the basis for the most famous “travel” poem of C.P. Cavafy, a masterpiece of world literature, unfolding in a few turns the real meaning of life. C.P. Cavafy speaking about Ithaka, said: “The meaning of this poem is simple and clear. Man in his life seeks a purpose “Ithaka”, acquires experience, knowledge and sometimes goods superior to his own purpose. After time, when he reaches the end of his efforts, he finds Ithaka poor, below his expectations. However, Ithaka did not fool him.”

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