Autobiographical information

I was born in New York City on November 22, 1951, and grew up outside of New York, in the suburban village of Scarsdale. I graduated in 1969 from Scarsdale High School, valedictorian in a graduating class of over 400.

I started as an undergraduate at Yale University in the fall of 1969, thinking I might major in mathematics (that was before I took Math 27, on topology in the fall semester and linear algebra in the spring, a course which taught me that I was not cut out to be a math major) or Classics, as I had enjoyed Latin in my last two years in high school, and continued Latin my freshman year and began the study of Ancient Greek.


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