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ALYSON MELZER, Stanford grad student in Classics




Major: Classics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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B7071: How the Python Got Its Name: Greek Mythology in Animal Taxonomy in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
You’ve probably heard of Greek gods, like Apollo and Athena, and Greek monsters like Medusa. These might seem like fantastical stories from thousands of years ago, but they are still relevant to our lives today - even to modern biology! In this class, we will explore the ancient stories that inspired the scientific names of all kinds of animals, and see what these stories can teach us about familiar and unfamiliar creatures. You’ll even get to do some storytelling of your own!