Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The local Greek bar and coffeehouse. It's an exclusively male space and the place to argue political theory and escape the nagging of women.

Kapheneia Quotes in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The Captain Corelli’s Mandolin quotes below are all either spoken by Kapheneia or refer to Kapheneia. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin published in 1994.
Chapter 9 Quotes

"I have always been a Venizelist; I am not a monarchist, and I am not a Communist. I disagree with both of you, but I cure Stamatis' deafness and I burn out Kokolios' warts. This is how we should be. We should care for each other more than we care for ideas, or else we will end up killing each other."

Related Characters: Dr. Iannis (speaker), Stamatis, Kokolios
Page Number: 52
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Kapheneia Term Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The timeline below shows where the term Kapheneia appears in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8. A Funny Kind of Cat
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A few mornings later, Dr. Iannis prepares to leave for the kapheneia to eat breakfast and argue with Kokolios about communism. He imagines shutting down Kokolios's arguments... (full context)
Chapter 9. August 15th, 1940
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On his way to the kapheneia, Dr. Iannis runs into Lemoni again. She's prodding a dog with a stick and the... (full context)
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At the kapheneia, Dr. Iannis sits next to Kokolios. They discuss the superiority of Cephalonia's water and Kokolios... (full context)
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...hours later, after napping, chasing the goat, and feeding Psipsina, Dr. Iannis returns to the kapheneia. He knows something is wrong as soon as he enters; both Stamatis and Kokolios are... (full context)
Chapter 11. Pelagia and Mandras
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...thoughts. She reasons, though, that all women are like this--when the men are at the kapheneia, the women talk about the men's penises. Pelagia thinks it's stupid that women have to... (full context)
Chapter 18. The Continuing Literary Travails of Dr. Iannis
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...Dr. Iannis admires his work, moves the knives to anger Pelagia, and leaves for the kapheneia. (full context)
Chapter 25. Resistance
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...read Greek and graffiti all manner of rude messages on buildings. Greek men in the kapheneia make rude jokes about the Italians and, in their camps, the Italians make rude jokes... (full context)
Chapter 26. Sharp Edges
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Dr. Iannis passes Corelli on his way to the kapheneia. Corelli shows Dr. Iannis his "cat" bite, which is red and swollen. Dr. Iannis remarks... (full context)
Chapter 27. A Discourse on Mandolins and a Concert
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...asleep on the kitchen floor. He kisses her on the cheek and heads to the kapheneia. Corelli wakes a bit later and also discovers Pelagia asleep on the floor. Not wanting... (full context)
Chapter 58. Surgery and Obsequy
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...Velisarios deposits Corelli on the table and Corelli weakly greets Pelagia. She runs for the kapheneia and bursts in, the first woman to set foot inside. The men all look at... (full context)