Declare, o muse

The man on stage closes his eyes and begins to strum his silver guitar, swaying slightly with the melody, as he gently sings about pain, grief, and loss:

All of them were bone
All of them were blood
All of them were flesh
That somebody loved

Joe Goodkin (BA, Classics ’99) is singing ‘Somebody Loved,” the opening song of “The Blues of Achilles,” a 17-song cycle of folk music he composed and recorded based on “The Iliad,” the Greek poet Homer’s legendary 15,000-line epic poem. He’s performing it for a group of about 200 undergraduate students in Professor William Aylward’s Classical Mythology class […]

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