The National Post has a lengthy feature on the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences and the eccentricities of the participants (sort of) which includes this:
Not all professors are strange, but Brian Little admits that enough of his peers and colleagues are quirky, eccentric and flighty to hold up the profession as representative of the oddities of the human species.
He recalls one professor who posted a "keep off the grass" sign on his lawn, written in ancient Greek. To this day, no one from ancient Greece has laid their strapped sandals on his property, the professor insisted.
Sounds like something a Classicist would do … anyone care to venture a guess? I’m willing to bet there is more than one candidate …