Iggy Pop on Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

This is a brief essay that Iggy Pop wrote for the journal Classics Ireland in 1995. No, really!

Caesar Lives by Iggy Pop

In 1982, horrified by the meanness, tedium and depravity of my existence as I toured the American South playing rock and roll music and going crazy in public, I purchased an abridged copy of The Decline and Fall of the

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Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.