2/13 - Argonauts in America: The Worst Epic Poem Ever Written (presented by Hamilton College)


Hamilton OTHER SIDE - Argonauts In  America V2 2019

Joel Barlow was an early American statesman, abolitionist, and poet, whose neoclassical poem The Columbiad was an ambitious attempt to write a national epic in the tradition of Homer and Virgil. Although it proved an epic failure, Barlow's Columbiad was a major literary event upon its release.

This talk discusses the ways in which Barlow sought to supplant the Greek and Roman canon while drawing on Greco-Roman mythology to frame American history and a vision for empire.

free & open to the public

wednesday February 13th

7:30 pm


                                     

© The Other Side 2018, All Rights Reserved  |Website by Corey Colmey Web Design|