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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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Merlin, my favorite five season long tease

With all of the final season aired in the UK and half of it in the US, the BBC’s Merlin is almost over (at this point, I’ve seen what’s aired in the US). It’s a little sad. I can’t in … 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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Black Ships, a retelling of the Aeneid

This is the story of Gull, an oracle that sails with Aeneas and the refuges of the fallen city of Troy, to find a new homeland. It retells Virgil’s Aeneid–for those who don’t know, that’s a classic epic written during … 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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The Canterbury Tales Remixed: Gilgamesh

I find it really cool that Baba Brinkman created a rap album of modernized descriptions of literary classics, though I can’t say I’m a fan of rap. The fact that I recognized some of these stories was a plus, but … 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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