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Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens


Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman myth, philosophy, literature, history, art, and cult practice. Presenting 15 all-new essays intended for both scholars and other readers of fantasy, this volume explores many of the most significant examples of the modern genre—including the works of H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series, and more—in relation to important ... More

Keywords: Art history, Classical receptions, Classical tradition, Classics, Fantastic, The Fantasy, Film, Literary History, Mythology, Proteus, Reception studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190610050
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brett M. Rogers, editor
Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Puget Sound

Benjamin Eldon Stevens, editor
Visiting Assistant Professor at Trinity University

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