You Didnt Understand The Canon
Vacuous Julian had the following to say
about our religious beliefs: I read, I understood
I condemned. He thought wed be annihilated
by that condemned, the silly ass.
Witticisms like that dont cut any ice with us Christians.
Our quick reply: You read but didnt understand;
had you understood, you wouldnt 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