The science behind the myth: Homer's "Odyssey" - Matt Kaplan
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Are you interested in the relationship between modern science and ancient descriptions of magic? For more information, you can read Science of the Magical, the book authored by this lesson's educator, Matt Kaplan. He also wrote a book about the science of mythical beasts and monsters.
You can listen to Matt Kaplan on NPR's Science Friday discussing the science that explains these fabled phenomena.
A Matter Of Fact and Fiction is a site dedicated to exploring the boundary between science and legend. There are blog posts, videos and podcasts, including this one about the Circe story.
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