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On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Manolis Aligizakis <> wrote:

Dear John,


Your reference is correct…the poem relates to the monster Hydra killed by Hercules and also to the South Hemisphere Constellation.

This, of course, is based on the notes from the original book: “George Seferis-Collected Poems” by Ikaros Publishers, edition 1979: notes by George Savidis.


Hope this clarifies…if you need something else please feel free to contact me at any time.

Best regards

Manolis Aligizakis


From:Cochran, John

Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 10:39 AM

Subject: New York Times fact-checking–George Seferis


Dear Manolis,

I am fact-checking an article for the New York Times Style Magazine that mentions the Greek poet George Seferis.  Since you are an expert on Seferis’ work, I wonder if I could trouble you with one question.  Our writer, Lawrence Osborne, quotes from Seferis’s poem, “Strophe”:

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