The Press: Great Caesar's Ghost

Into the Congressional Record last week Arizona's grandiloquent Senator Henry Fountain Ashurst inserted a scholarly dissertation on ghostwriting. Excerpts:

> "Ghostwriting has-been practiced for many centuries. ... It seems to be definitely established that the speeches delivered by the Roman Emperor Nero were written by his prime minister, Seneca."

> "Press dispatches have just announced the discovery of the tomb of great Caesar's ghost writer, one Aulus Hirtius. ... It is more than probable that Hirtius wrote some portion of Caesar's Commentaries, dividing with Oppius, another ghost writer of that day, the credit for authorship of the eighth book of the Gallic...

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