Caesar: Drama, Legend, History

This is the transcript of a talk that was delivered at the Annual Faculty Convocation at New York University on November 14, 1984. It derives from a longer text. I. The play that bears the title Julius Caesar does not deal with the tragedy of Caesar himself. The person …

Bad Trip

A fresh wind is blowing through the dry leaves, so they tell us. Classical studies are being reinvigorated, and it is high time. However, not much novelty is discovered in the subjects of books designed for the “general reader” of the better sort. The lives and exploits of heroes are …