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Julius Caesar

The following collection of thematically related readings is available in Julius Caesar and Related Readings in McDougal Littell's Literature Connections series.

"The Life of Caesar" by Suetonius, translated by Robert Graves
(from The Twelve Caesars, © 1957)
Summary: In this biographical sketch, a Roman historian profiles Caesar's exploits.

"Epitaph on a Tyrant" by W.H. Auden
(from W.H. Auden: Collected Poems, © 1940)
Summary: This poem serves as a memorial to a ruler who abuses power.

"Kennedy is Killed by a Sniper..." by Tom Wicker
(from The New York Times, © 1963)
Summary: This news story is a journalist's account of a national tragedy.

Back There by Rod Serling, © 1930
Summary: This Rod Serling television play asks the question: Can a man travel back in time to stop an assasination?

"For Malcolm, a Year After" by Etheridge Knight
(from Poems from Prison)
Summary: This poem expresses the pain of the loss of Malcolm X.

"The Agony of Victory" by William Oscar Johnson
(from Sports Illustrated, © 1993)
Summary: This feature article describes the psychology of mob violence in sports.

"A Eulogy to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." by Robert F. Kennedy
Summary: After the assasination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Senator Robert F. Kennedy delivered this speech to an African American audience.

"The Tiger Who Would Be King" by James Thurber
(from Further Fables for Our Times, © 1984)
Summary: In this fable, a power struggle occurs in the animal kingdom.