Title: Gaspar Villagrá and the Story of His Epic Adventure in the Upper Rio Grande
Source(s): Trail Dust
Marc Simmons (Author); Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá (Author)
Historian Marc Simmons sketches the life of Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá, poet-historian of the Spanish conquest.
Captain Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá published an epic poem in 1610. Written in classical style, it was fashioned in imitation of the Aeneid by the Roman poet Virgil. The poem bore the rather colorless name, Historia de la Nueva Mexico.