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He's a classics professor with an XBox -- and he doesn't play by the rules.
Roger Travis teaches the ancient materials using the newest media. He's turned the classical world of the Greeks and Romans into online games. Hey, if you eat that bird you get five more spears!
Also, he believes that Johnny Cochrane could have gotten Oedipus a free pass on everything -- If the gods professed, it's not incest!
Have we finally found a guest with crazier ideas than mine and deeper geek tendencies than producer Patrick Skahill's? And where does Wolfus Chionus fit in?
Later in the show we'll broaden the discussion to the usefulness of teaching and learning the classics. I took Latin for six years and you can see how well prepared I am. People ask me all the time: Have you translated Sallust?
On Let Us Correct You, the Heisenberg Effect doesn't mean what you think it means, and know, you didn't change the show by listening to it.
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