Constantine P. Cavafy
Constantine P. Cavafy (29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)
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His subject, 'The Character of Dimaratos',
which Porphyry proposed to him in conversation
was outlined by the young sophist as follows
(he planned to develop it rhetorically later):
'First a courtier of King Dareios,
and after that of King Xerxes,
now with Xerxes and his army,
at last Dimaratos will be vindicated.
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