May 12, 2002
Professor of the Classics Carl Rubino was recently quoted in an article from The Bergen County Record
debating the true inspiration for the Star Wars
films. While many sci-fi writers claim that George Lucas' source for many of his ideas and characters came from earlier pulp magazines, Rubino remains staunch in his belief that the classics played the most important role in providing inspiration for the films. Rubino was quoted as saying, "You see Star Wars
and you read Virgil, and you see the similarities right away." More ...