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Hated Hades and Provoked Pluto: Characterizing Hades, Pluto, and the transition between the Greek and Roman Gods in antiquity and in the modern works of Rick Riordan

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dc.contributor.advisor Mulligan, Bret
dc.contributor.author Lee, James
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T12:55:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T12:55:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/8587
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates and analyzes the portrayal of the ancient Greek god Hades and his Roman counterpart Pluto in the ancient Greek and Roman literature and in Rick Riordan’s modern children’s literature novel series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus. Ultimately Rick Riordan’s Hades and Pluto show an inversion of the gods’ personalities from antiquity: in antiquity the Greek god Hades is depicted as a fearsome and law-abiding god while the Roman god Pluto is similarly law-abiding but is also angry, embittered, and rage-driven. In Riordan’s novels Hades is the embittered and angry god while Pluto is very calm and dignified.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Classics
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Riordan, Rick. Heroes of Olympus
dc.subject.lcsh Riordan, Rick -- Characters
dc.subject.lcsh Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson & the Olympians
dc.subject.lcsh Riordan, Rick -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Hades (Greek deity)
dc.title Hated Hades and Provoked Pluto: Characterizing Hades, Pluto, and the transition between the Greek and Roman Gods in antiquity and in the modern works of Rick Riordan
dc.type Thesis
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