[PAST EVENT] Musical Performance: The Blues of Achilles, by Joe Goodkin

March 18, 2024
5pm - 6:30pm
Music Arts Center, Room 142
551 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food
  • Open to the public

The Department of Classics presents, The Blues of Achilles. A set of original songs composed by Joe Goodkin for guitar and vocals, the Blues of Achilles tell the story of Homer's Iliad through the eyes of the characters: Achilles, Patroklus, Briseis, Helen, Priam, and more. The performance evokes the original oral tradition of epic bards that stretches back millennia but frames the poem in an accessible way (both musically and narratively) for modern audiences.

Sponsored by: Department of Classical Studies


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