Tag Archives: Ancient Greece

Neurobiologist Comments on ‘Lucy’, and Volume Three of Thalia’s Musings is Impending

Ask and you shall receive? Remember when I was happy that an actual doctor¬†commented on Game of Thrones? Now a¬†neurobiologist has commented on the science in the movie Lucy. Here’s the article, up at World Science Festival. I haven’t actually … Continue reading

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“Greek Mythology” (?) in The Immortals

I do have a soft spot for ancient mythological fiction, which is why I chose to see this movie. I’m not all that familiar with Theseus’ story, either, and I’m by no means an expert on ancient Greece. So I … Continue reading

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Thalia’s Musings, Modern-ish Greek Mythology

As the second volume of this very good web serial has just started postings this week, it’s a good time to talk about this Greek mythology based series. Therefore I’ve decided to do a second review post, just for this … Continue reading

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Oedipus the Vegetable

Sophocles wrote the play Oedipus the King in the 5th century BC. This is the Ancient Greek tragedy about the king who was fated to kill his father and marry his mother, and ended up doing just that because of … Continue reading

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Changing of the Seasons, Demeter and Persephone

As the weather is getting warmer (in my geographical location anyway), I thought I’d post today about the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone. Hades, the god of the underworld, wanted to marry Persephone, daughter of Demeter. Knowing Demeter wasn’t … Continue reading

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