Work by Seth Braver

Seth Braver, an apostate mathematician living in Olympia, Washington, wonders if any other readers of Herodotus's account of Xerxes bursting into tears over time's passage find their minds incongruously (nay, runcibly) overrun by Edward Lear's "Xerxy, Perxy, Turxy, Xerxy, Linxy, Lurxy, Great King Xerxes!" He suspects he is alone.