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Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy$
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Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190610050

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.001.0001

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The Classical Pantheon in Children’s Fantasy Literature

The Classical Pantheon in Children’s Fantasy Literature

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(p.189) 8 The Classical Pantheon in Children’s Fantasy Literature
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Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy
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Sarah Annes Brown

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.003.0009

Sarah Annes Brown, in “The Classical Pantheon in Children’s Fantasy Literature,” examines the relative absence of Greco-Roman myth—as opposed to Norse and Celtic myth—in modern fantasy by tracking perceptions of classical myth in children’s literature from the early twentieth century to the present day. Surveying a wide range of examples—including E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Rick Riordan, and Marie Phillips—and considering in particular how children encounter Greco-Roman myth through school, Brown argues that children’s literature and literature about children reveals a conspicuous preoccupation with and antipathy towards the authority of both the Greco-Roman gods and the classical tradition itself.

Keywords:   Children’s literature, Classical mythology, Greek pantheon, Riordan, Rick, Wynne Jones, Diana

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