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Harry Potter and the Classical World free pdf J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. "Fluffy," the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology who guards the entrance to the underworld. But the significance of Rowling's quotation from the Greek tragedian Aeschylus in the frontispiece of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a matter of speculation. Rowling's use of classical material is abundant and varied, and often presented with irony and humor as she introduces a timeless literary tradition to a new readership. This extensive analysis of the Harry Potter series examines Rowling's wide range of allusion to classical characters and themes and her varied use of classical languages. Chapters discuss Harry and Narcissus, Dumbledore's many classical predecessors, Lord Voldemort's likeness to mythical figures, and magic in Harry Potter and classical antiquity - among many other topics.

About Richard A. Spencer

Richard A. Spencer is a professor of Classics and Biblical Studies at Appalachian State University, USA. A Protestant minister for 46 years, he has written in the fields of Classics, Literary Criticism and New Testament Criticism, published commentaries on the New Testament and apocryphal books and written for religious publications.

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Author : Richard A. Spencer
Publisher : McFarland
Data Published : 30 June 2015
ISBN : 0786499214
EAN : 9780786499212
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 324 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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