Star Wars mythology finds roots in ancient Greek and Roman tales

Carl Rubino, a classic professor at Hamilton College, feels that classical themes are the basis for the popular Star Wars movies, a concept he explains in an upcoming History Channel documentary Star Wars: Legacy.

"The Star Wars films, especially the original trilogy, clearly reflect many of the deathless themes of ancient Greek and Roman mythology," Rubino. May 25 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars.