TITLE

The African-American Poet, Jupiter Hammon: A Home-born Slave and his Classical Name¹

AUTHOR(S)
Brucia, Margaret A.
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
International Journal of the Classical Tradition;Spring2001, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p515
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article argues for a Vergilian origin of the name of the 18th-century African-American slave Jupiter Hammon, considered the first published black poet. Subjects addressed include discussion of how names from Classical antiquity that were often bestowed on American slaves, naming patterns of slaves in colonial America, and speculation about Hammon's position in the family of Henry Lloyd.
ACCESSION #
6724349

 

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